JAMĪAT RĀI alias Jīt Mall, a jhīvar or water bearer on the domestic establishment of Mahārājā Duleep Siṅgh during his stay at Fatehgaṛh. He belonged to Shāhgharīb, in Shakargaṛh tahsīl of Gurdāspur district (now in Pakistan). In 1885, he received a letter from the Mahārājā 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 Mahārājā was returning to India to live quietly in Delhi and stated that he was firm in his Sikh faith. In December 1885, Jamīat Rāi received a letter from Ṭhākur Siṅgh Sandhāṅvālīā to come to Delhi to receive Mahārājā Duleep Siṅgh. In April 1886, he also received a telegram from the Mahārājā informing him of his intended arrival in India. Jamīat Rāi collected a party of men of his caste and went to Bombay with the intention of entering once again the service of the Mahārājā who, it was reported, would live at Ootacamund.


    Ganda Singh, ed., History of the Freedom Movement in the Panjab (Maharaja Duleep Singh Correspondence) . Patiala, 1972

K. S. Thāpar