Sangni Fort

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Sangni Fort overlooking a stream

Sangni Fort also known as Sangani Killa is a fort of Sikh Period in the village Takal in Tehsil Kallar Syedan, district Rawalpindi in Punjab, Pakistan.[1]

History[edit]

The fort was probably built in the Sikh Period (1799-1849). This area came under Ranjit Singh in 1814. The Fort was built to control the area and to facilitate tax collection. The British made this area part of Bewal Tehsil Gujar Khan Rawalpindi district. Gradually the fort lost its importance and became obscure. The keepers of a nearby obscure shrine moved the shrine to this fort.

The fort is in good condition with intact walls but the inside is altered and decorated due to the presence of the shrine of Sahibzada Abdul Hakeem[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hasan, Shaikh Khurshid (2005), Historical Forts In Pakistan (122), National Institute of Historical & Cultural Research Centre of Excellence, Quaid-i-Azam University, p. 30, ISBN 9694150698, The Sangni Fort, built at the junction of two small rivers near Suin Chemian (Sui Cheemian) village, north of Gujar Khan in District Rawalpindi, is a remnant of the Mughal and Sikh period. According to a local tradition, the fort was constructed by a Mughal ruler 
  2. ^ http://www.chohakhalsa.com/sangni/

Coordinates: 33°15′31.15″N 73°48′19.18″E / 33.2586528°N 73.8053278°E / 33.2586528; 73.80532783. http://www.dawn.com/news/894371/pre-historic-site-discovered-in-kallar-syedan