Changa Bangial

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Changa Bangial
Union Council
Rawalpindi District Sub Div.svg
Country  Pakistan
Province Punjab
District Rawalpindi
Tehsil Gujar Khan

Changa Bangial is a town and Union Council, an administrative subdivision, of Gujar Khan Tehsil in the Punjab Province of Pakistan.[1]

Location[edit]

It is the collective name of 17 Dhoks (settlements) with distinctive names, such as Bharole, Dhanda, Sabbar and Changa Maira. It is about seven miles from the tehsil capital Gujar Khan midway on the road to Kallar Syedan and is located at 33°19'60N 73°19'60E.[2] The area it occupies is quite extensive.

Mauza Daryal is a cluster of four smaller villages ( Mohra peeru wala, Dohok Chohan, Morha Bajnial and Morha Daryal) on the northern edge of the Union Council.

Demography[edit]

The number of its population is estimated to be 10,000 persons.

The principal clan is the Bangial, also known as Baghial. They claim their founding ancestor is one Bangash Khan, he gave the town its name. They are classed as a branch of the Panwar Rajputs.[3] A large community of its residents reside in UK, middle east and other countries of Europe.

People[edit]

The best known son of Changa Bangial was Muhammad Fazal Khan Changwi (1868-1938), who translated "Futuhat Makkiyya" by Ibn Arabi into Urdu and wrote a manumental work "Asrar-e Shari'at" in three volumes. Also his grandson Dr. Muniruddin Ahmed is a famous writer.

Mohammad Amir (Pakistani International cricketer) Ahmad Raja Always say you will never know until you try Fleet Raja Noor Hussain Teacher of Elementry School Daryala Segan Chief Petty Officer Raja Ghulam Shabbir of Pakistan Navy from Village Daryal, Mohra Pakhral, who later served as Survey Officer of Terbela Dam. He in 1952 represented Pakistan in Queen Elizabeth's coronation in Britain. Mohra Pakhral is also famous for its Earthen Ware.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Towns & Unions in the City District of Rawalpindi - Government of Pakistan". 
  2. ^ "Location of Changa Bangial - Falling Rain Genomics". 
  3. ^ Punjabi Musalmans By Lt. Col. J. M. Wikeley Published by The Book House, Lahore, n.Y. pp. 71-72. Also published by Manohar Publications, 1991 p. 53

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°19′59″N 73°19′59″E / 33.333°N 73.333°E / 33.333; 73.333