WHO WAS THE FIRST TO CALL MUHAMMED ALI JINNAH,
AS QUAID-E-AZAM. MIAN FEROZEUDDIN AHMAD, OF COURSE
A political jalsa at Mochi Darwaza Lahore
Many things people know. Unfortunately many things do not get written with time and then stand forgotten. You may come across stray references here an there. It was with great pleasure that I found out that Lahore has many distinctions and one of its many distinction is that it was a Lahori who christened our leader Muhammed Ali Jinnah as Quaid-e-Azam. The story in fact is very simple.
A political reawakening was happening in Lahore and it was witnessing lot of political movements. At that time the favourite venue for a jalsa was MOCHI DARWAZA LAHORE and it was here that a gathering had taken place as the All India Muslim League. The gathering was so successful that the number of people attending the same became phenomenal at that time. To commemorate the spirit of the place the area known as NAWAB SAHIB DA CHOWK was named as PAKISTAN CHOWK. In the fervor and heat of this address, there was a Lahori who was making a speech, extolling the virtues of Muhammed Ali Jinnah. All of a sudden he said, Muhammed Ali Jinnah is not an ordinary man but he is a Quaid e Azam. The remark caught up with the imagination of the people and from then on, it spread far and wide, and the birth of Quaid e Azam took place all new. It is our pleasure that it was a person from Lahore, namely Mian Ferozeuddun Ahmad, who gave this nomenclature to our beloved leader.