Badhan clan

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The Badhan are a gotra (clan) of Jats found in the Gujrat and Sialkot districts of Punjab, Pakistan, and the Mirpur District and Poonch District of Azad Kashmir.

History & origin[edit]

The Badhan claim descent from the Saroa Rajputs. Kala, their ancestor left Jammu, and settled in Sialkot. From Sialkot they spread to Gujrat, and eventually Mirpur.[1]

In Poonch District, some of the tribe also claim connection with the Sudhans. They share a few villages with the Sudhans in Poonch.


Like other Jat clans of the region, the Badhan are Muslim.


  1. ^ A Glossary of the tribes & castes of Punjab by H. A Rose