Bharariwal

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Bharariwal is a village in the Amritsar District of Punjab and was famous for its cultivation of vegetables, especially Gobhi cauliflower. The village is on the outskirts of city on the Chabaal Road, and the majority of its inhabitants belong to the Samra caste of Jatts.

Bharariwal falls in Amritsar (Central) Assembly constituency and is 4 km away from the Golden Temple. Bharariwal and its surroundings (which includes the villages of Anngarh and Fatahpur), are considered to be the most crime prone areas of Punjab.[citation needed]

Government[edit]

The first Sarpanch of the village was Hazara Singh Samra Sindhwale (a wealthy landlord from Sindh who migrated to his ancestral village Bharariwal after partition in 1947). After his death, the office of Sarpanch remained in his family for a long period, and finally the village was incorporated within the limits of Municipal Corporation of Amritsar in 1974 and the institution of Panchayat was abolished. The Municipal Councillor of this area at present is Dilbag Singh and the concerned MLA (representing Amritsar Central constituency) is Om Prakash Soni of the Indian National Congress.

Notable people[edit]

Major General Kamaljit Singh Samra of the Indian army, Surjit Singh Samra (Director of Agriculture, Madhya Pradesh), Jaswinder Singh Samra (Secretary, Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee), Sardar Harpal Singh Samara (Bhala) and Balvinder Singh Samra (chaudher) come from Bharariwal.