Jumman Sheikh is the other protagonist of the story "God Lives in the Panch". He is the son of a teacher and has grown up to be a fine scholar, highly esteemed in the village for his learning. He carries on a money-lending business in partnership with his friend, Alagu Chowdhari.
He is greedy and quite shrewd. Though he is a learned man, he has little wisdom.
Jumana is very much a realistic character who is a mixture of strengths and weaknesses- a character whom we might come across in real life.