Friday, July 17, 2009



JINNAH HOUSE IN MUMBAI..Designed by architect Claude Batley in the European-style architecture..After India was partitioned, Mumbai remained a part of India and Jinnah left his abode as he became the Governor General of Pakistan. He requested to Nehru, the then Indian Prime Minister to allot his house to any foreign consulate, preferably European, as he wished it to be given to a European family who would appreciate the architecture. Nehru acceded to Jinnah's request and offered him a monthly rent of three thousand rupees. Unfortunately Jinnah died in September 1948 before the deal could be finalised...Now worth around $60 million the house is the subject of a dispute between India, the government of Pakistan and Jinnah's daughter Dina Wadia. The bungalow is located on Mount Pleasant Road (now Bhausaheb Hirey Marg) in the upmarket Malabar Hill area of South Mumbai. Its opposite neighbour is the residence of the Chief Minister of more

Billionaire Nusli Wadia,the grandson of Jinnah,and chairman of Bombay Dying likes to spend his time in London(typical bourgeois)..and guess what..he was a christian(he is now back to Zoroastrianism)..

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