Bollywood actress Preity Zinta was dating Dina Wadia’s grandson Ness Wadia a couple of years back hence it comes as no surprise that she had the honour of meeting Dina.
“Sorry to hear that the elegant & spirited Dina Wadia is no more. I was fortunate enough to have met her & really admired her,” Preity tweeted as soon as news broke of Dina Wadia’s death.
Sorry to hear that the elegant & spirited Dina Wadia is no more. I was fortunate enough to have met her & really admired her🙏#RIP
— Preity zinta (@realpreityzinta) November 2, 2017
Preity Zinta had been romantically linked to Ness Wadia, Quaid-e-Azam’s great grandson who is Dina Wadia’s grandson.
The two broke up after a public dispute in which the Bollywood actress accused Wadia of molestation, threats and abuse in a complaint filed against him.
Here’s what Preity had said a couple of years ago about meeting Dina Wadia:-
“The first time I met her (Dina Wadia), I stared at her open mouthed. My goodness, she carries so much history within her! Since then we’ve met over dinner and at other social occasions several times. Each time I’m struck by her gentle demeanour, her classic elegance, and yes, her fragility,” she said.
“I was also struck by her unmistakable facial resemblance to her illustrious father (Jinnah). I’ve never seen two people who resemble each other so closely.”
Dina Wadia, the daughter of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, passed away at her residence in New York on Thursday, a spokesperson of Wadia group said.
She was 98.
Dina Wadia is survived by her son and Wadia group chairman Nusli N Wadia, daughter Diana N Wadia, and great-grandsons Ness and Jeh Wadia, the spokesperson said in a statement, Times of India reported.
Story first published: 3rd November 2017