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Inayat Ali Khan Qazi

(1831 – ★) – (Uttar Pradesh)

Inayat Ali Khan Qazi was born on 10 December 1831 in Thana Bhavan, Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. His father, Shahadat Ali Khan, was a prominent citizen and Jagirdar. In 1857, Inayat Ali Khan Qazi took an active part in the rebellion against British rule. He planned and executed an attack on the Tehsil-town of Shamli to kill the District Magistrate of Muzaffarnagar, who was present there that day. This attack was carried out to avenge the arrest and execution by the British District Magistrate of his younger brother, Shri Abdul Rahim Khan, and his followers in Muzaffarnagar.

Inayat Ali Khan Qazi also organized and led the citizens of Thana Bhavan in the battle against the invading British force and successfully repulsed their attack. However, realizing that he could not hold out against the second British attack, he sent away the women and children of his family and secretly left for an unknown destination. He was believed to have died in exile. The town of Thana Bhavan was looted and sacked by the British, and a large number of people were shot or hanged.