Kairon

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Kairon
Village
Punjab
Kairon
Kairon
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°20′N 74°52′E / 31.333°N 74.867°E / 31.333; 74.867Coordinates: 31°20′N 74°52′E / 31.333°N 74.867°E / 31.333; 74.867
Country  India
State Punjab
District Tarn Taran
Languages
 • Official Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 0183
Vehicle registration PB 46
Nearest city Tarn Taran
Vidhan Sabha constituency Patti
Climate Sub Tropical (Köppen)

Kairon, is the name of a small Indian village in the district of Amritsar, located in the north-west of Punjab. The village is home to a majority of Dhillon Jats who take up the name of the village as their royal last name.

The village Kairon has population of 13000 and draws its fame for being the home village of the Kairon political family. The Kairon family is one of the longest sustaining and leading political family's of India. The family has produced political leaders such as Nihal Singh Kairon, Pratap Singh Kairon, Jaswant Singh Kairon, Surinder Singh Kairon, Gurinder Singh Kairon and Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon.

Currently, Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon who is married to the daughter of Parkash Singh Badal is the head of the family. He has been thrice a minister under the chief ministership of his father in law Parkash Singh Badal.

Notable people[edit]

Notable members[edit]

Adesh Pratap Singh Kairon (born 1959) is a politician from Punjab. He is the great-grandson of Nihal Singh Kairon, grandson of Pratap Singh Kairon, son of Surinder Singh Kairon, son-in-law of Parkash Singh Badal and nephew of Harcharan Singh Brar and the current head of the Kairon family.

Surinder Singh Kairon(1934-2009) was the son of late Sardar Pratap Singh Kairon. He was a member of Punjab Vidha Sabha before being elected to the Parliament representing the Congress Party.

Pratap Singh Kairon (1901–1965) was the Chief Minister of the Punjab province (then comprising Punjab, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh), and is widely acknowledged as the architect of post-Independence Punjab Province (or Punjab, Haryana and Himachal as of today). He was jailed twice by the British Empire, once for five years for organizing protests against British rule. His political influence and views are still considered to dominate Punjabi politics.

Nihal Singh Kairon (1863-1928), a pioneer of women`s education in the Punjab took a leading part in establishing a Sikh society called Majha Khalsa Diwan.