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Name :Sayyid Hussein Bin Ali
Period :1856 - 1931
Biographical detail : King of Hejaz (1916 1924).

Hussain Sharif was the founder of the modern Hashmite dynasty of Arab, great-grand-father of king Hussain of Jordan and father of King Faisal I.

Hussain was the Sharif of Makkah (1908 16) and on the advice of T E Lawrence came over to the side of the allies, declaring for Arab independence in 1916 against the Turks. However, when he opposed some of the policies of his British master, he was forced to abdicate in 1924 and then exiled to Cyprus.
 (Compiler : M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin)


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