Wadia, Dina

From Astro-Databank
Jump to: navigation, search
Wadia, Dina Gender: F
Dina Jinnah
born on 15 August 1919 at 00:10 (= 12:10 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°05' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 02°27 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 12°06'

Dina Wadia (at far left, beside her aunt Fatima, at the funeral of her father, 1948)
photo: Chalta bahi, license cc-by-sa-4.0


Indian noted family member, as the daughter and only child of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and his wife Rattanbai Petit. Her mother was a member of two of the elite class families of Bombay, the Petit–Tata family. She was raised as a Muslim, yet, in 1938, she married Parsi-born Indian industrialist Neville Wadia, a member of the prominent Wadia family. However, the marriage did not last long and she split from her husband shortly after.

Dina Wadia died at her home in New York City on 2 November 2017, at the age of 98. She was reportedly suffering from pneumonia. She is survived by her son and Wadia group chairman Nusli Wadia, daughter Diana N. Wadia, and grandsons Ness Wadia and Jehangir Wadia.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from an article by Kanji Dwarkadas in The Illustrated Weekly of India, Volume 80, Issue 3, (1959), p. 49: "In ... 1919 ... A few minutes after Ruttie and Jinnah returned from the theatre, after midnight, their only daughter Dina (now Mrs. Neville Wadia) was born, on the night of August 14-15." Same data repeated in the biography "Ruttie Jinnah: The Story of a Great Friendship" by Kanji Dwarkadas (Bombay: Kanji Dwarkadas, 1962), p. 18.

Scholfield found another time: "Dina was born just before midnight on the night of 14th August 1919" ("The other child of Mr Jinnah" by Aamir Butt, The Nation, 27 January 2016 [1]).


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Pneumonia
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (Daughter of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Founder of Pakistan)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Pneumonia)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 98)