Mohan clan

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Mohan is a Mohyal (a Brahmin caste of India) clan from Punjab, Jammu, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh. They are one of the seven clans of the Mohyals of the Punjab. The six other clans are Bali, Bhimwal, Chhibber, Datt, Lau, and Vaid. Punjabi Brahmins other than Mohyals include Barahis (Twelvers) and Athwans (Eighters).

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In India, they are also called ‘Hussaini Brahmins’ as Muhiyals proudly claim that though being non-Muslim, a small number of them fought in the battle of Karbala on the side of Hussain. Muhiyals are very close to Pushtuns in their character. For centuries, they never or seldom paid in their revenue until coerced by a military expedition involving a number of casualties on both sides. On one occasion, they fought three sanguine battles against Babur's army as they refused to surrender a khatri girl to Mughals who had sought their protection. The testament to their chivalry is the fact that during Muslim rule, they were the only non-Muslim group on whom the title of Khan or Sultan was ever bestowed. During British rule, a number of them were residing in the military belt of Campbelpur, Rawalpindi and Jhelum area. A number of Muhiyals served with distinction in British Indian army especially cavalry. They served in many regiments especially 9th, 11th, 13th, and 19th Lancers, 3rd, 4th and 15th Punjab Cavalry and Guides Cavalry.[1]