The Indian Biographical Dictionary (1915)/Muhammad Abdul Jalil Usmani
Muhammad Abdul Jalil Usmani, Shams-ul-Ulema, Benares; claims descent from Miran Muhammad Zahir-ud-din Aftali who came from Persia and obtained possession of the town of Neotin, near Lucknow; b. 1861; educ: Queen’s College, Benares; joined service in the Educational Department, 1883; appointed as Professor of Arabic and Persian, Queen’s College, Benares, 1888; has a share in the family village of Neotin, near Lucknow; organised relief works and found work for 300 men for many months in 1893; title of Shams-ul-Ulema conferred, 1897. Publications: A series of Urdu and Persian Readers. Recreation: Riding. Address: Benares Cantonment, U.P., India.