“Greatness be nothing unless it be lasting”
Hero is a man of sky high personality with an exemplary character, distinctive deeds and ingenious ideas. He must be a man of exceptional qualities of heart and mind, unparalleled vigor, matchless genius and unique talent. He must possess the charismatic qualities of an inspiring leader to lead his people to their ultimate destiny despite whatever grave difficulties may hinder his way to success.
“The hero is one who kindles great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by”
With his self-less and sincere efforts, he can mould the fate of his people. He is a man of determination, will power, steadfastness and undaunted spirit. His charismatic personality stimulates the energy, courage and enthusiasm of the people and welds them into a nation. His words have power to inspire devotion and dedication. Our history is full of all kinds of people. It is natural for man to love great men. It is rightly said by Carlyle:
“All history is the biography of great men”
The great men are the men of exceptional qualities of head and heart. They have changed the course of history and brought their nations to the heights of glory. They are liked and loved as heroes.
Quaid-e-Azam was one of those great people who fought for the freedom of their nations. He is the founder of Pakistan. Quaid-e-Azam was born in Karachi on 25th December, 1876. He received his early education in a local school. Later on, he entered into Missionary High School and passed the entrance examination. Then he went to England to receive higher education. After getting the degree of Bar-at-law, he returned home. The business of his father was not going so well, so he started practice in Karachi thinking that:
“A useless life is an early death”
Quaid-e-Azam shifted to Mumbai. At first his practice was not very successful. But he worked hard and became a leading lawyer. His work for his nation is great. He was badly shocked to see the poor condition of his countrymen. First of all he became the member of the Indian National Congress. He believed that both the communities should work together for independence. But by and by, he came to know the narrow mindedness of the Hindus leaders. Then he realized that the Muslims and the Hindus could not live together in one country. So, in 1913 the Quaid-e-Azam joined Muslim League. He worked very hard for the freedom of the Muslims. He organized the Muslims on one platform. He fought against the wicked Hindus and held talks with the British rule.
“Hero shows you how to solve problems yourself”
His enemies tried to purchase him but he remained resolute. He made a number of speeches and awakened the Muslims from deep sleep. He convinced them that they had to fight for their freedom from Hindus. In this battle many Muslims lost their lives but it is well said,
“Is death the last sleep? No! It is the Last and final Awakening.” It was due to his wonderful efforts that the resolution of Pakistan was passed on 23rd March, 1940. It was in fact, the demand for Pakistan. The Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah showed great ability and tremendous courage in his struggle for Pakistan. His life long struggle was crowned with success on 14th August, 1947 when Pakistan came into being.
“Future favours the braves”
The Quaid-e-Azam became the first Governor-General of Pakistan and worked day and night for the progress of this country. He was an old man suffering from a dangerous disease which was making him weak day by day. The doctors advised him again and again to take complete rest, but he did not care for his own life for the sake of the fulfillment of his mission of life.
“A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with freedom”
Unfortunately, the Quaid-e-Azam could not live long after the emergence of Pakistan. He died on September 11, 1948. Muhammad Ali Jinnah was a tall, dignified elderly man. He was a model of sincerity. He had great determination. He was independent of opinion. He was a very wise politician. It was because of him that we got a new homeland.
“We may have thunder we may have rain But great men once departed, will never come again.”