|Regions with significant populations|
|• Pakistan • India|
|• Punjabi •Hindko •Urdu|
|• Islam, Hinduism & Sikhism|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Rajputs, Sindhi Rajputs, Gujrati Rajputs, Kashmiri Rajputs|
The 1947 partition of India caused a division of population generally along religious lines. The main religions of the region are Hinduism, Islam and Sikhism. The Muslim Punjabi Rajputs are mostly in Pakistani Punjab while both the Hindu and Sikh Rajputs are mainly found in Indian Punjab.
Hindu Rajputs of Punjab
The Rajput clans of the what is now Himachal Pradesh, as well as the districts of Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur mostly remained Hindu. The Punjab Hill states were centres of some of the oldest Rajput states in India. both Muslim Rajputs and Sikh Rajputs of Punjab are descendent of Hindu Rajputs.
The Nishan-e-Haider is the highest military award given by Pakistan. It was established in 1957 after Pakistan became a Republic, however, it was instituted retrospectively back to 1947. It is awarded to military personnel, regardless of rank, for extraordinary bravery in combat. Its exclusivity may be gauged by the fact that since it was established only 10 awards have been made, along with one equivalent award. To date all awards have been made posthumously. Of the 10 recipients, 9 have been from the Pakistan Army, one has been from the Pakistan Air Force. Five Rajputs was awarded Pakistan's top military honour, the Nishan-E-Haider.
Prominent Punjabi Rajputs
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