Jehangir Wadia

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Jehangir Wadia
Born Jehangir Wadia
(1973-07-06) 6 July 1973 (age 43)[1]
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Nationality Indian
Other names Jeh Wadia
Occupation Managing Director GoAir and Bombay Dyeing
Spouse(s) Celina Wadia
Children 2
Parent(s) Maureen and Nusli Wadia
Relatives See Wadia family

Jehangir Wadia (also known as Jeh Wadia; born 6 July 1973) is a Indian businessman belonging to the Wadia family. He is the son of Nusli Wadia and the great-grandson of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Main article: Wadia family

Jehangir was born in Mumbai to businessman Nusli Wadia and former airhostess Maureen Wadia. His grandfather was Neville Wadia and Dina Jinnah. The founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah and his wife Rattanbai Petit are his great grandparents. Jehangir did his initial schooling at the Lawrence School in Sanawar and moved to a boarding school in England to complete his graduation. Jehangir is MSc. from Warwick University in England.

Jehangir is married to Celina (Australia origin) whom he met at London and have two children Jahangir and Ella.[3]

Jehangir Wadia is the managing director of GoAir, a budget airline which he founded in 2005, and of Bombay Dyeing, a diversified company with interests in Retail, Real Estate, Textiles and PSF.[4][5]

GoAir and Bombay Dyeing are a part of the conglomerate Wadia Group.


  1. ^ Sinh, Gauri (6 March 2003). "Jeh Wadia's tying the knot". Times of India. Retrieved Dec 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Top Stories: Dina Wadia visits Mazar of her Father, the Quaid-i-Azam". Pakistan Times. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  3. ^ "'I'd never want to ride on Jeh's fame'". DNA. Retrieved 19 Dec 2014. 
  4. ^ Neha Tara Mehta (2009-09-24). "Shekhar speaks up for a green world: India Today". Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  5. ^ "Bombay Dyeing Management: Jeh elevated, Ness steps down". The Times of India. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-02.