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* A Georgian Gentleman 
As a Brighton citizen Mahomed was on the voters' register from 1841. As a local celebrity he played a prominent role in the life of contemporary Brighton, illuminating the Baths with gaslights to mark Royal occasions. He supported institutions like the Sussex County Hospital and the General Sea-Bathing Infirmary with generous donations, especially as an official Steward for its Annual Charity Ball.

Mahomed retired from active work in 1834 at the age of 75. He died in February 1851 at 32 Grand Parade, Brighton, his wife Jane having died before him in December 1850. A simple tombstone in St Nicholas's churchyard in Brighton marks the burial of 'Sake Dean Mahomed of Patna Hindoostan.' Today Mahomed has faded from memory, his remarkable career and achievements almost forgotten. His descendants, however, still live in Britain.

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