Afghan, Baloch and Brahui

Rustam Masalewala masalewala at HOTMAIL.COM
Thu Oct 19 00:35:15 UTC 2000

And Mr. Jinnah's descendents today are Parsi, at least culturally.

Some Rajputs are descendents of Zoroastrians. If it is applicable to
Jinnah's forefathers, they have gone back to their roots.



>It is not improbable. Mohammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, was
>son of Jinnahbhai Poonja (and grandson of Poonjabhai, a Bhatia  Rajput who
>converted when he married into Ismaili Khojas).  He created his Muslim-
>sounding last  name by taking part of his father's first name (actually by
>dropping Bhai, when he was a student in London). I've read that his
>father's  first name was really pronounced JheeNaaBhai, a common Gujarati
>name. Officially  Jinnah's family now traces its origin from Iran.
>Incidentally it is well known that many muslims with last name
>Khan, are converts from Rajputs. Some very specific examples are

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