• All @ TV979.COM --- Mohammad Ali Jinnah (25 December 1876 - 11 September 1948). This short video clip from Express News TV is a tribute to the man who had the vision to stand up to Hindu extremists and the British Raj to create Pakistan. According to British historian Stanley Wolpert: "Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Muhammad Ali Jinnah did all three." As Qaid-e-azam (the great leader), Jinnah led the movement to create Pakistan in August 1947. In 1895, when he was 19-year old, Jinnah became the youngest Indian to be called to the bar in England, UK. His education included exposure to the idea of the democratic nation and progressive politics. Jinnah admired British statesmen William Gladstone and John Morley. Jinnah returned to Bombay (Mumbai) to practice law as a sought after barrister. In September 1923, he was first elected to the Central Legislative Assembly in Mumbai, and turned down British empire Knighted, saying "I prefer to be plain Mr Jinnah".He condemned both the arrogance of British officials in India and the racial and religious discrimination practiced by them against Muslims and Hindus in Indians. Sir Muhammad Iqbal and Rehmat Ali persuaded Jinnah to adopt the 1940 Lahore Resolution (Qarardaad-e-Pakistan) that led to creation of Pakistan on 14 August 1947.An assassin failed to kill Jinnah on 26 July 1943, and Hindu-led Indian Congress Party had no choice by 1946 but to accept the increasing public demand for an independent Pakistan, but still remain unwilling come to terms with ground realities. Indian extremists, such as BJP-leaders Lal Krishna Advani and Jaswant Singh who continue to be punished whenever they praise Jinnah for his vision to stand up to Hindu extremists and the British empire Raj in India. In 2006, Jaswant Singh's book "Jinnah - India, Partition, Independence" was banned in "democratic, secular" in Gujarat-India, and Singh was kicked out of Hindu-led BJP on 19 August 2009.In addition to tuberculosis (TB) and lung cancer, Jinnah suffered a hemorrhage on 01 September 1948, died in Quetta ten days later and buried in Karachi. As a leading barrister, Jinnah was earning almost 46,000 Indian rupees per month in 1936, but selfless Jinnah reduced his own pay to just one-ruppee a month in 1947-1948 as the Governor-General of Pakistan.