Ali Barid Founder of the Barid Shahi dynasty of Bidar, an off-shoot of the
Ali, Muhammad A prominent nationalist leader and brother of Shaukat
Ali, he was a leader of the Khilafat Movement and the Non-Cooperation
Movement. He became the President of the Indian National Congress in
Ali, Muhammad Ruhela Founder of the power of the Rohillas or Ruhelas
in Rohilkhand lying at the base of the Himalayas to the north-west of Awadh.
In 1774 they were defeated and their last ruler, Hafiz Rahamat Khan, was
murdered by the Nawab of Awadh with the help of the British.
Amar Singh Son and successor of Rana Pratap of Mewar, he continued the
fight against the Mughals under Akbar and later under Jahangir. But in 1614
peace was patched up when Jahangir stopped insisting on the personal
attendance of the Rana at the imperial court.
Ambar, Malik An Abyssinian slave who settled in Ahmadnagar and
became the prime minister of the Nizam Shahi rulers. He introduced a
number of revenue reforms, trained the Nizam Shahi forces in the guerrilla
tactics of warfare, employed a large number of Marathas in the army, and
foiled the attempts of Jahangir to complete Mughal annexation of the Nizam
Shahi kingdom. But in 1616 he was compelled by Prince Khurram (later
Shah Jahan) to surrender the fort of Ahmadnagar to the Mughals.
Ambi Ruler of Taxila when Alexander invaded India, he voluntarily
surrendered to Alexander and rendered help in the latter’s war against Porus
Amir Khusrau Known as the ‘Parrot of India’, he was a famous poet,
historian and musician of the Delhi Sultanate. Writing in Persian, Urdu and
Hindi, he enjoyed the patronage of successive rulers of Delhi from Balban to
Ghiyasuddin Tughluq and passed away in 1324.
Anantavarman Choda Ganga The most important king of the Eastern
Gangas of Orissa, he built the famous Jagannath temple at Puri in the 12th
Ansari, Dr (1880–1936) A medical doctor by profession, he was initially
involved in the Muslim League politics and presided over its 1920 session.