Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah breathed his last on September 11, 1948 (may his soul rest in peace). The place for burial was selected in the heart of the city of Karachi. The Quaid-i-Azam Memorial Fund was created soon after the sad demise of the Quaid-i-Azam. It came into being through donations made by the public in response to an appeal by the then Governor - General of Pakistan. As the name of the Fund suggests, its object was to perpetuate the memory of the Father of the Nation in a manner befitting his dignity and fame.
It was in August 1968 that the committee appointed a Board to deal with its day to day affairs of the organization. On April 3rd, 1972 the President of Pakistan reconstituted the Quaid-i-Azam Memorial Fund (QMF) as Quaid-i-Azam Mazar Management Board (QMMB) under clause 5(1) of the Quaid-i-Azam Mazar Protection & Maintenance Ordinance 1971 later on validated by the Parliament vide Act (63 of 1975) under Chairmanship of Federal Minister of Town Planning & Agrovilles. From the day onwards the organization is named as Quaid-i-Azam Mazar Management Board or Q.M.M.B.