Shankar (village)

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Shankar is located in Punjab
Shankar is located in India
Location in Punjab, India
Coordinates: 31°08′48″N 75°31′15″E / 31.1467669°N 75.520749°E / 31.1467669; 75.520749Coordinates: 31°08′48″N 75°31′15″E / 31.1467669°N 75.520749°E / 31.1467669; 75.520749
Country  India
State Punjab
District Jalandhar
Founded by purewal
Talukas Nakodar
 • Type Panchayati raj (India)
 • Body Gram panchayat
 • Official Punjabi
 • Regional Punjabi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 144042
Telephone code 01821
Nearest city Nakodar

Shankar is a village in the Nakodar tehsil of Jalandhar district in Punjab, India.[1][2]


Shankar is a large size village that lies on the Nakodar-Jandiala Road. The nearest railway station to this village is Shankar Railway station about 2 km from the village. One of the oldest villages of the state of Punjab, this village has given birth to many scholarly people, politicians, army officers, engineers, doctors, prominent teachers and journalists. S. Pratap Singh was the President of SGPC for three terms (1933–36). His son S. Swaran Singh has been the longest serving cabinet minister in India. He served as Minister for External Affairs, Railways, Defence, Food, Science and Technology in the ministries of Pt. Nehru, Mr. Shastri and Mrs. Gandhi. S. Balbir Singh was the health minister of Punjab. Recently S. Apinder Singh become Chairman Of Market Committee Nakodar whose Father S. Jarnail Singh was freedom fighter and got many award including Rashtrapati Award.

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  1. ^ "One dead, 21 hurt as bus overturns". News in English. The Tribune. September 5, 2008. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  2. ^ "One held with 10 gm heroin". News in English. The Tribune. May 26, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2012.