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Coordinates: 30°08′N 75°48′E / 30.13°N 75.8°E / 30.13; 75.8
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Sunam Udham Singh Wala
Sunam Udham Singh Wala is located in Punjab
Sunam Udham Singh Wala
Sunam Udham Singh Wala
Location in Punjab, India
Sunam Udham Singh Wala is located in India
Sunam Udham Singh Wala
Sunam Udham Singh Wala
Sunam Udham Singh Wala (India)
Coordinates: 30°08′N 75°48′E / 30.13°N 75.8°E / 30.13; 75.8
Country India
Named forUdham Singh
231 m (758 ft)
 • Total124,590
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationPB 44
Websitewww.sunamhelpline.com www.bhaimoolchand.com

Sunam is a town and a tehsil, near city of Sangrur in Sangrur district in the Indian state of Punjab. The Railway Station of Sunam was renamed as Sunam Udham Singh Wala.



Sunam is listed in the Ain-i-Akbari as a pargana under the sarkar of Sirhind, producing a revenue of 7,067,696 dams for the imperial treasury and supplying a force of 2000 infantry and 500 cavalry. It had a brick fort at the time. It was one of the many towns under the rule of Wazir Khan.[1]



Sunam is located at 30°08′N 75°48′E / 30.13°N 75.8°E / 30.13; 75.8. It has an average elevation of 231 m (758 ft). Sunam falls under the district of Sangrur. Located on the Ludhiana-Hisar railway line, it is connected, by road with Sangrur (13 km), Patiala (64 km), Ludhiana (90 km), Bathinda (95 km), and Chandigarh (129 km).[2]



As of the 2011 India census,[3] Sunam had a population of 334,641. Males constitute 53.3% of the population and females 46.7%. Sunam has an average literacy rate of 75.6%, higher than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 79.6%, and female literacy is 71%. In Sunam, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The table below shows the population of different religious groups in Sunam Udham Singh Wala city, as of 2011 census.

Population by religious groups in Sunam Udham Singh Wala city, 2011 census[4]
Religion Total Female Male
Hindu 37,101 17,389 19,712
Sikh 30,326 14,277 16,049
Muslim 1,090 520 570
Jain 357 171 186
Christian 100 46 54
Buddhist 10 2 8
Other religions 46 24 22
Not stated 39 16 23
Total 69,069 32,451 36,618



The city is part of the Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency.



Samadh Baba Bhai Mool Chand Sahib Ji


This is a place in Sunam where people from all religions/communities come to pay homage to a great saint of the 17th century. Descendants of his legacy are known as 'Bhaike' as they all are from a small village near Sunam named 'Bhai Ki Pishour'. Once every year they congregate in this ancestral village named ' Chhajjli' app. 10 km from Sunam, of theirs in a social gathering known as 'Babe Mitti'.

Peer Banna Banoi

Peer Banna Banoi, Sunam

Before Partition of Punjab, Sunam's population was predominantly Muslim, legend has it that if there would have been 1 more peer it would have been the first 'Peergah' (Makka) in the region with 100 peers but that did not happen as 1 peer lies just outside the boundary of the city and now Muslim Community constitutes about 15 families in Sunam. Peer Banna Banoi is an Islamic shrine in Sunam. People of all faiths pay homage as Peer Banna Banoi was a God-fearing and true Muslim who sacrificed his life on the day of his marriage to save the Hindu and Sikh girls from being kidnapped by the armed goons.[citation needed]

Industries and trade


Sunam has a Grain Market, wholesale cloth market, wholesale utensils market and a Sarafa Bazar(Gold Jeweller's Market) in Town Side area of Sunam. Naya Bazaar and Peeran Wala Gate are the main bazaar of Sunam.



Sunam has two colleges, the Guru Nanak Dev Dental College Sunam, and Shaheed Udham Singh Govt College Sunam.[5]

Hindu Sabha High School


This is one of the three oldest public high schools of Sunam. Hindu Sabha High School Sunam was started on 19 February 1948. Sh. Karta Ram Jindal was the headmaster from 1965 till 1992 for almost 30 years, During his tenure school grew from 100 students to 2000 students. The school celebrated its silver jubilee in 1973 and Education Minister Umrao Singh inaugurated school's biggest assembly hall. This school is a non-profit and semi-government school. Later the school was upgraded to Senior Secondary school. Also Hindu Sabha College for Women was started for Arts and other subjects.

Notable People



  1. ^ Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak; Jarrett, Henry Sullivan (translator) (1891). The Ain-i-Akbari. Calcutta: Asiatic Society of Bengal. p. 296. Retrieved 21 January 2021. {{cite book}}: |first2= has generic name (help)
  2. ^ "Places of Interest, Sangrur". Government of Punjab. Retrieved 22 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ https://censusindia.gov.in/nada/index.php/catalog/11389, India - C-01: Population by religious community, Punjab - 2011, Sunam Udham Singh Wala (M Cl + OG)
  5. ^ "Colleges and Universities in Sangrur". Government of Punjab. Retrieved 22 June 2020.