Sandhu

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Sandhu is a Jat clan in the Punjab Region of India[1] and Pakistan.[2]

Sandhu (Punjabi: ਸੰਧੂ) is a second largest clan as well as surname of Jatt people of Punjab. The largest clan is Sidhu-Brar. It's member mainly lives in Punjab region (East Punjab and West Punjab) and also abroad as they migrated overseas. As of 1881 census, there were 135732 Sandhus.[1][2] The Hindu Sandhu Jatts of Bar region, converted to Islam, while the Hindu Sandhu Jatts, of Majha region, converted to Sikhism. Muslim Sandhu Jatts were mainly found in Sialkot, Gujranwala, Shiekhupura, Lyallpur, districts of the Bar, while the Sikh Sandhu Jatts, were found in, great large numbers in Amritsar, Lahore, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Hoshiarpur, districts of Majha, Doaba, and Malva. Notable people with the surname, who may or may not be affiliated to the clan, include:

  • Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sandhu
  • Baba Deep Singh Shaheed
  • Maharaja Ranjit Singh

References[edit]

  1. ^ Singh, Khushwant (2009). Why I Supported the Emergency: Essays and Profiles. Penguin UK. p. 193. ISBN 978-8-18475-241-0. Now that caste has raised its ugly head, many have reattached caste names like Randhawa, Brar, Gill, Sandhu, Sidhu (all Jat agriculturist tribes) ... 
  2. ^ Biographical Encyclopedia of Pakistan: Millennium 2000. Research Institute of Historiography, Biography and Philosophy (Lahore). 2001. p. 454. OCLC 50495187.