JAMAL UD-DIN, SAYYID
JAMAL UDDIN, SAYYID (1838-1897), a name mentioned in connection with the campaign in the 80`s of the nineteenth century for the restoration of Maharaja Duleep Singh to the throne of the Punjab. Born near Kabul in 1838,Jamal udDin entered the service of Amir Dost Muhammad Khan after whose death he got involved in the dynastic wars of succession in Afghanistan, eventually fleeing to India and thence to Cairo. He was a staunch exponent of PanIslamism which he declared was the only security for Muslim countries against Western dominance.
In 1879 he was deported by the British from Egypt to India for anti British activities. In 1883, he went to Paris and in 1886 to Russia where he and Maharaja Duleep Singh came in touch with each other and met together under the patronage of Katkoff, an influential person at the court in Moscow, to plot against the British. Later, the Maharaja fell out with Jamal udDin and publicly repudiated him.
1. Ganda Singh, cd., History of the Freedom Movement in the Panjab (Mn/uiraja Duleep Singh Correspondence). Paliala, 1972