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Bihar’s son who died in Kaala Paani

Ahmadullah was born in 1808 in Patna, Bihar. Son of Elahi Bux. Was a prominent public man of Patna; served as Deputy Collector and as a member of Income Tax Board of Assessors for some time; Took active part in Wahabi Movement Arrested in 1857. Released after 3 months. Arrested again in November 1864. Removed from all public offices. Tried on charging plot on against the Government. Sentenced to death on February 27, 1865.The death sentence was later commuted to transportation for life and forfeiture of all property. Deported to the Andaman Islands in June 1865 and imprisoned. Died in the jail on November 21, 1881, alone and unattended. His younger brother, Yahya Ali, was also convicted of high treason at Ambala and deported Andaman Islands. Yahya Ali also died in Andamans. (Source: "WHO IS WHO OF INDIAN MARTYRS," edited by Dr P.N. Chopra, Published by Ministry of Education and Social Welfare, Government of India, 1972)

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 August 2016 on page no. 22

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