JAMIAT RAI alias Jit Mall, a jhwar or water bearer on the domestic establishment of Maharaja Duleep Singh during his stay at Fatehgarh. He belonged to Shahgharib, in Shakargarh tahsil of Gurdaspur district (now in Pakistan). In 1885, he received a letter from the Maharaja then living in England, regretting that pension had not been paid to him for long and enclosing in compensation a cheque for four thousand rupees. The letter also carried the news that the Maharaja was returning to India to live quietly in Delhi and stated that he was firm in his Sikh faith.
In December 1885, Jamiat Rai received a letter from Thakur Singh Sandharivalia to come to Delhi to receive Maharaja Duleep Singh. In April 1886, he also received a telegram from the Maharaja informing him of his intended arrival in India. Jamiat Rai collected a party of men of his caste and went to Bombay with the intention of entering once again the service of the Maharaja who, it was reported, would live at Ootacamund.
1. Ganda Singh, ed.. History of the Freedom Movement in the Panjab (Maharaja Duleep Singh Correspondence). Patiala, 1972