Maulvi Liaquat Ali was a Muslim religious leader from Allahabad, in the state of Uttar Pradesh in present day India. He was one of the leaders in the revolt against the British in 1857, in what is now known as the Indian Mutiny, or the Sepoy Mutiny. This war was also known as the First War of Independence.
One of most prominent leaders of 1857 Sepoy Mutiny, Maulvi Liaqat Ali belonged to Village Mahgaon in Pargana Chail of District
Kaushambi. He was a religious teacher,an upright pious Muslim,and a man of great courage and valour. His family traced their descent from the Zainabi Jafri branch of Hashmis which had their offshots at Jaunpur and other places. He was a humble and simple man but when he took the reins of freedom struggle, he became a dreadful enemy of the British. The Zamindars of Chail were his relatives and followers , and they supported Maulvi with their men and ammunitions. Consequently, it was with great difficulty that the British regained control of the city of Allahabad after the Maulvi captured the Khusro Bagh and declared the independence of India. He escaped from Allahabad after the British recaptured the city, but was caught after later and was tried and sentenced to death, but died in captivity at Rangoon in an the year unknown.He had married and a daughter was born.Her descedents and further generations are still found in and around Pargana Chail.
After 14 years of evading capture, Maulvi Liaquat Ali was captured by the English.
The famous Amelia Horne (also known as Amy Horne) was a 17 year old survivor of the alleged Cawnpore massacre. She was a witness for the 1872 trial of Liaquat Ali. Liaqat Ali was sentenced to life in prison at Port Blair, in one of the Andaman Islands.
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