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Villages and Union Counsils in Tehsil Malakwal

 

 

 

 

S.No

 

Name of Union Council

 

Names of Villages

 

Muslims

 

Non-Muslim

 

Total

 

47.

 

Badshahpur

 

1. Opens internal link in current windowBadshahpur

 

3605

 

8

 

3613

 

   

2. Khaira

 

204

 

x

 

204

 

   

3. Chak Daddan

 

777

 

x

 

777

 

   

Kirtowal

 

825

 

x

 

825

 

   

5. Chhawind

 

747

 

x

 

747

 

           
           
   

8. Muradwal

 

765

 

9

 

774

 

   

Chhawind

 

747

 

x

 

747

 

   

10.Balhar

 

731

 

x

 

731

 

           

48.

 

Haria

 

1.Haria

 

3737

 

17

 

3754

 

   

2. Majhi

 

4257

 

23

 

4280

 

   

3. Kapoor

 

270

 

x

 

270

 

           
   

5. Bhagowal

 

851

 

1

 

851

 

   

6. Haria Railway Station

 

     
   

7. Kattowal

 

658

 

x

 

658

 

   

8. Muradwal

 

765

 

9

 

774

 

   

9. Wara Chammian

 

932

 

5

 

937

 

   

10. Phaphra

 

571

 

 

571

 

   

11. Noor pur Piran

 

596

 

x

 

596

 

           

49.

 

Chak Raib

 

1. Chak Raib

 

2030

 

x

 

2030

 

   

2. Chot Deehran

 

5508

 

4

 

5512

 

   

3. Chak No. 10

 

396

 

x

 

396

 

   

4. Chak No. 9

 

3674

 

137

 

3811

 

           

50.

 

Wara alam Shah

 

1. Wara alam Shah

 

1522

 

1

 

1523

 

   

2. Kuthiala Khurd

 

1972

 

1

 

1973

 

   

3. Chak No. 7

 

1352

 

2

 

1354

 

   

4. Shumhari

 

2321

 

x

 

2321

 

   

5. Chak No. 19

 

862

 

5

 

867

 

   

6. Bahowal

 

2467

 

9

 

2476

 

   

7. Chak No. 22

 

520

 

1

 

521

 

   

8. Chak No. 6

 

505

 

x

 

505

 

   

9. Chak No. 8

 

643

 

x

 

643

 

   

10.Kalowal Kotehra

 

1959

 

2

 

1961

 

           

51.

 

Rukkan

 

1. Rukkan

 

12129

 

38

 

12167

 

   

2. Jarra

 

732

 

6

 

738

 

   

3. Chak No. 34

 

1144

 

1

 

1145

 

 

S.No

 

Name of Union Council

 

Names of Villages

 

Muslims

 

Non-Muslim

 

Total

 

52

 

Daffar

 

1. Daffar

 

3115

 

5

 

3120

 

   

2. Chak No. 20

 

2104

 

7

 

2111

 

   

3. Chak No. 21

 

1083

 

82

 

1165

 

   

4. chak No. 25

 

893

 

x

 

893

 

   

5. Bhallowal

 

2246

 

1

 

2247

 

   

6. Chak No. 23

 

1705

 

59

 

1764

 

           

53.

 

Gohr

 

1. Gohr

 

2656

 

5

 

2661

 

   

2. Opens internal link in current windowGohri

 

1397

 

x

 

1397

 

   

3. Mahl

 

1158

 

2

 

1160

 

   

4. Ajjowal

 

2014

 

x

 

2014

 

   

5. Chak No. 32

 

711

 

x

 

711

 

   

6. Chak No. 33

 

1536

 

x

 

1536

 

   

7. Chak No. 16

 

1937

 

x

 

1937

 

   

8. Chak No. 17

 

655

 

10

 

665

 

   

9. Chak No. 18

 

800

 

x

 

800

 

   

10. Chak No. 42

 

926

 

x

 

926

 

           

54.

 

Pind Makko

 

1. Pind Makko

 

3219

 

x

 

3219

 

   

2. Khizar

 

1742

 

x

 

1742

 

   

3. Mona Syedan

 

2877

 

x

 

2877

 

   

4. Chak No. 52

 

378

 

x

 

378

 

   

5. Chak No. 24

 

1055

 

80

 

1135

 

   

6. Chak No. 29

 

1263

 

x

 

1263

 

           

55.

 

Gojra

 

1. Gojra

 

6683

 

19

 

6702

 

   

2. Bukkan

 

3383

 

x

 

3383

 

   

3. Opens internal link in current windowKhai

 

3439

 

2

 

3441

 

           

56.

 

Nain

 

1. Nain

 

4495

 

1

 

4496

 

   

2. Pandowal Bala

 

4858

 

9

 

4867

 

   

3. Pandowal Pain

 

2934

 

x

 

2934

 

   

4. Kotli Masnani

 

838

 

x

 

838

 

   

5. Jhang

 

651

 

x

 

651

 

   

6. Sajjan

 

382

 

x

 

382

 

           

 

S.No

 

Name of Union Council

 

Names of Villages

 

Muslims

 

Non-Muslim

 

Total

 

57.

 

Busal Masoor

 

1. Busal Masoor

 

6210

 

4

 

6214

 

   

2. Bhojowal

 

1586

 

x

 

1586

 

   

3. Sahibwal

 

2341

 

9

 

2350

 

           

58.

 

Busal

 

1. Busal

 

15526

 

75

 

15601

 

           

59.

 

Barmusa

 

1. Barmusa

 

6910

 

23

 

6933

 

   

2. Chak No. 31

 

1889

 

1

 

1890

 

   

3. Chak No. 45

 

1563

 

52

 

1615

 

   

4. Chak No. 46

 

1890

 

2

 

1892

 

           

60.

 

Warryait

 

1. Warryait

 

2820

 

x

 

2820

 

   

2. Chak No. 30

 

1546

 

1

 

1547

 

   

3. Chak No. 26

 

2960

 

63

 

3023

 

   

4. Chak No. 27

 

799

 

1

 

800

 

   

5. Chak No. 28

 

2157

 

17

 

2174

 

           

61.

 

Pindi Rawan

 

1. Pindi Rawan

 

6283

 

8

 

6291

 

   

2. Chak No. 47

 

1082

 

1

 

1083

 

   

3. Chak No. 48

 

951

 

x

 

951

 

   

4. Gunian

 

3304

 

3

 

3307

 

   

5. Easer

 

795

 

x

 

795

 

           

62.

 

Miana Gondal

 

1. Miana Gondal

 

13231

 

54

 

13285

 

           

63.

 

Garh Qaim

 

1. Garh Qiam

 

4750

 

15

 

4765

 

   

2. Sanda

 

3864

 

x

 

3864

 

   

3. Chak No. 49

 

586

 

29

 

615

 

   

4. Chak No. 50

 

850

 

1

 

851

 

           

64.

 

Mona Depot

 

1. Mona Depot

 

6642

 

230

 

6872

 

   

2. Faqairan

 

3561

 

5

 

3566

 

   

12. Kotli Kalan

 

765

 

x

 

765

 

           

 

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Villages and Union Counsils in Tehsil Phalia
Union Counsils and Villages in Tehsil Mandi Bahauddin

Union Counsils and Villages in Tehsil Mandi Bahauddin

S.No

Name of Union Council

Names of Villages

Muslims

Non-Muslim

Total

1

Pindi Bahauddin

1. Pindi Bahauddin

11425

122

11547

2.

Khandhanwala

1. Khandhanwala

11530

10

11540

2. Kuthiala Syedan

2774

4

2778

3.

Opens internal link in current windowMong

1. Opens internal link in current windowMong

8297

7

8304

2. Garhi Lutif

131

x

131

3. Kot Jalian

299

x

299

4. Nothey

416

2

418

5. Nawan Lok

778

x

778

6. Kaluwali

1947

19

1966

7. Garhi Gohar Khan

313

x

313

8. Meer Khani

406

x

406

9. Gurha Hashim

1319

2

1321

10. Chak Sardar Dial Singh

Be-Charagh

x

x

11. Ghari Lacha Singh

=

x

x

12. Arazi Bi Luddan

=

x

x

4.

Shaheedanwali

1. Shaheedanwali

4369

x

4369

2. Chak Fateh Shah

2553

2

2555

3. Lakhnawala

2895

1

2896

4. Rakh Sardar Gurmukh Singh

856

x

856

5.

Rasul

1. Rasul

3018

14

3032

2. Wara Balian

1858

18

1876

3. Dhapai

1311

72

1383

4. Boora

973

31

1004

5. Kotli Afghaanan

928

19

947

6. Opens internal link in current windowKot Balouch

2155

x

2155

7. Kotehra

1011

7

1018

8. Lolianwala

382

x

382

9. Rakh Rasul (chah Nikal)

324

1

325

10. Samu Pur

823

x

823

11. Kotli Khurd

22

x

22

12. Kotli Kalan

765

x

765

6.

Chalianwala

1. Chillianwala

9141

24

9165

2. Chak No.1

495

4

499

3. Rakh Minar Garh

2321

1

2322

7.

Mojianwala

1. Mojianwala

5370

8

5378

2. Taravanianwala

238

13

251

3. Chak Memoori

389

x

389

4. Sivia

4961

2

4963

5. Chak No.36

94

x

94

6. Kot Islam

758

x

758

7. Chak Sehr Muhammad

1682

x

1682

8.

Dhok Kasib

1. Dhok Kasib

3186

6

3192

2. Dhok Murad

1294

2

1296

3. Tibi Maluwal

518

x

518

4. Dhok Nawan Lok

3345

x

3345

5. Dhok Saharan

1687

4

1691

9.

Chak Basawa

1. Opens internal link in current windowChak Basawa

4471

20

4491

2. Dhok Daud

1255

x

1255

3. Dhok Jauri

2222

3

2225

4. Rakh Nihal Singh Kalan

2505

8

2513

10.

Opens internal link in current windowMurala

1. Opens internal link in current windowMurala

5622

11

5633

2. Makhnanwali

2441

7

2448

3. Jaisak

754

x

754

4. Kair Bawa

260

x

260

5. Dhok Shahaani

1153

x

1153

6. Bakh Nihal Singh Khurd

213

1

214

11.

Chorund

1. Chorund

2970

3

2973

2. Bohat

2929

x

2929

3. Rakh Bohat

1606

x

1606

4. Ahdi

1705

7

1712

5. Chak No.37

425

x

425

12.

Wasu

1. Opens internal link in current windowWasu

8061

40

8101

2. Opens internal link in current windowChak No.2 (S/N)

3124

211

3335

13.

Ahla

1. Ahla

3735

x

3735

2. Bagga

938

x

939

3. Kot Jharana

556

x

556

4. Pindi Alyani

331

x

331

5. Bir Pindi Jharana

506

x

506

6. Khewa

2228

1

2229

7. Kharlanwala

276

x

276

8. Ditto Chour

1123

x

1123

9. Chak Dawarka

367

x

367

10. Mohabat Pur

1551

x

1551

11. Kotla Piran

37

x

37

12. Kot Admana

68

x

68

14.

Kuthiala Shiekhan

1. Kuthiala Shiekhan

7665

1

7666

2. Bhacher

1691

x

1691

3. Chak No. 41

788

x

788

15.

Chak No. 40

1. Chak No.40

832

x

832

2. Chak No.39

852

x

852

3. Chak No.12

897

x

897

4. Chak No.13

1292

x

1292

5. Chak No.14

1877

x

1877

6. Aidal

2126

x

2126

7. Dallowal

768

x

768

8. Aaki

2554

2

2556

16.

Bhikhi

1. Bhikhi

10143

13

10156

2. Ainowal

634

1

635

17.

Sahna

1. Opens internal link in current windowSahna

6865

23

6888

2. Chak No.4

1050

x

1050

3. Chak No.5

1087

x

1087

4. Chak No.15

1137

1

1138

18.

Chhimmon

1. Chhimmon + Bagga Pind

6688

22

6710

2. Hassan

1862

x

1862

3. Khanana

2152

14

2166

4. Jayya

2649

2

2651

19.

Opens internal link in current windowSohawa Bolani

1. Opens internal link in current windowSohawa Bolani

5695

40

5735

2. Opens internal link in current windowSohawa Jumlani

4885

1

4886

3. Chak No.3

1524

1

1525

20.

Opens internal link in current windowSohawa Dillowana

1. Opens internal link in current windowSohawa Dillowana

3779

x

3779

2. Chak No.11

593

x

593

3. Kakuwal

711

x

711

4. Tibbi Daryani

845

x

845

5. Opens internal link in current windowJhulana

4783

10

4793

21.

Chak No. 38

1. Chak No. 38

3353

30

3383

2. Rattowal

2996

x

2966

3. Makaywal

4416

1

4417

4. Chhani Raheem Shah

244

x

244

5. Kot Jaffar

289

x

289

22.

Opens internal link in current windowKadhar

1. Opens internal link in current windowKadhar

6691

37

6728

2. Khumb Kurd

3282

x

3282

3. Kaka

1066

x

1066

23.

Mianwal

1. Mianwal

10700

10

10710

2. Anhay

603

x

603

24

Opens internal link in current windowMangat

1. Opens internal link in current windowMangat

20000

20,000

25

Pandowal

Pandowal Bala

4858

9

4867

Pandowal Pain

2934

x

2934

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Important Telephones

 

Important Telephones Number of district Mandi Bahauddin

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HOSPITALS in Mandi Bahauddin

            Al-Shifa Hospital Mandi Bahauddin contact No.

0546-506147

Al Karam Hospital Mandi Bahauddin Contact No.

0546-521533

Tariq Medical Complex Mandi Bahauddin Hospital 

0546-504500

Cheema Hospital Mandi Bahauddin Contact No.

0546-507597

Tarar Hospital Mandi Bahauddin Contact No.

0546-600264

DHQ Hospital Mandi Bahauddin Contact No.

0546-501110

THQ Hospital Malakwal Contact No. 

0546-591422

THQ Hospital Phalia Contact No. 

0546-596010

            Dr. Tariq Chaddar Contact No.

0300-7755707

            Dr. Zafar Mahmood Contact No.

0300-7741235

Dr. Imtiaz A. Gondal Homeopathic Contact No.

03338032117

Other Important Telephone Numbers

        PTCL Head Office Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-507800

        Telephone Inquiry Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-500634

        Police Station Sadar Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-501628

        Police Station City Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-572010

        Edhi Welfare Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

Edhi Control Contact No.

0546-507115

115

        Tehsil Nazam Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-509501

        Fire Bergade Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

        Rescue……..15 Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-500016

15

        Railway Station Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

Railway police Help Center

0546-500018

1333

Mandi Bahauddin Police Contact No. 

        D.P.O (SP-Office) Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-502324

        D.S.P Sadar Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-507585

DSP Traffic Mandi Bahauddin Contact No.

0546-600067

DSP Headquarters Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-650017

Thana Sadar Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-501628

Thana Malakwal contact No. 

0546-591013

Thana Phalia contact No.

0546-596126

Wireless Control Center Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-508415

        M.P.A

         

        Press Club Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-521521

        Mr.Manzar Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

        Insar Burni Welfare Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-501123

District Officers Mandi Bahauddin Contact No.

        D.C.O office Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-504220

ADC Office Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-506488

AC Office MBDIN Contact No. 

0546-650224

AC Office Phalia Contact No. 

0546-596640

AC Office Malakwal Contact No. 

0546-591276

Famous Personalities Contact No. 

            Haji Imtiaz Ahmed (MNA) Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0300-7749060

            Zila Nazam Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-506900 

            MNA

       

           Haji Afzal Chann (Pind Makko) Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-548001-4

          Ghulam Nabi Malik Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0320-6455056

          Ajaz Ahmed Janjua (Nazim UC 2) Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0321-7749323

          Ghulam Nabi (Scientist) Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0300-8504252

Banks Contact No. 

Habib Bank Mandi Bahauddin contact No. 

0546-501585

United Bank Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-506546

National Bank Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-506888

Federal Department Contact No.

Nadra Office Mandi Bahauddin Contact no. 

0546-571009

Passport Office Mandi Bahauddin Contact No. 

0546-503322

Railway Station Master Mandi Bahauddin contact No. 

0546-500018

Post Office Mandi Bahauddin contact No. 

0546-507587

Income Tax Office Mandi Bahauddin contact no. 

0546-500850

 

treibes and casts in District

In this district, there are many treibes and casts. Main casts of District are Gondal, Tarar, Ranjah, Warraich, Gujar, Sahi, Rann, Syed, Bhatti, Mirza, Cheema, Arain, Mahr, Khokhar, Dhotar,Ghogh, Maken, Dhodi, Khan, Rajput, Raja, Malik, Marar, Muslim Sheikh, Qureshi etc. There are also some big Treibes(casts) like Tarar, Gondal, Ranjah, Gujar, Bhatti, and Warraich. Here is list of main villages that belong to these casts.

Gondal:

Opens internal link in current windowKot BalaochOpens internal link in current windowMong, Chak Galian, Noth, Nawan Lok, Kalowali, Kewa, Datochur, Pindi-Bahauddin, Khandanwala, Kutiala Saydan, Wasu, Ahdi, Dera Chatta, Bohat, Rakh Bohat, Chrund, Ghulan, Opens internal link in current windowSohawa BollaniOpens internal link in current windowSohawa Dilluana, Chak Dawarka, Tibi Diryani, Pindi Alyani, Kot Ghurana, Kot Admana, Bagha, Ahla, Kiera, Baga Pind, Chimmun, Hassan, Khanana, Opens internal link in current windowSahna, Aaki, Maji, Wara Chamian, Kakowal, Bhikhi, Dalowal, Mainuwal, Bhachar, Balhar, Phaphra, Katuwal, Muradwal, Opens internal link in current windowHaria, Kirtuwal, Chuwind, Koluwal, Shamahri, Opens internal link in current windowAjjuwalOpens internal link in current windowWasuwal, Wara Alam Shah, Khutial Kurd, Opens internal link in current windowBadshahpur, Chak Dadhan, Kothara, Malakwal, Chak Raib, Bahowal, Ghor, Ghori, Mal, Rukan, Khai, Bukan, Gojra, Opens internal link in current windowChot Dheeran, Dafar, Gara, Khizar, Mona Saydan, Pind Mako, Mona Dipu, Head Faqirrian, Miana Gondal, Warriayat, Bar musa, Ghar Qaim, Sanda, Bosal, Chak Alam, Kot Pindiwala, Gajahur, Mehr Kot, Pipli, Alsar, Ghaniya, Pindi Rawan, Mamdana, Hardu Rehrka, Gasuwal.

Tarar:

Opens internal link in current windowChak Basawa, Channi Mast, Kot Satar Garbi, Pindi Lala, Doburgi, Pindi Noora, Mogho Pindi, Chak Meerak, Laider, Kot Rahm Shah, Kot Ghulam Rasul, Mathmal, Ruk, Ragh, Raike, Surley, Chak Dhala, Mano Chak, Lak, Thata Pharey, Dharekan Kurd, Dharekan Kalan, Kirlianwala, Janoke, Pindi Kalu, Kot Sitar Sharqi, Meelu, Thata Aaliya, Thata Neeka, Ranmal, Chak Mittah, Kot Peegu, Bela Mushtarkah, Jokalian, Channi Mehram, Channi Ghenna, Channi Sahnpal, Khotta Dabhola, Bhagat, Dhabula, Burg Ghannian, Ghannian, Ghuujan, Salemaan, Thatti Murid, Chak Kamal, Phalia, Doghul, Opens internal link in current windowBambli, Aghruya, Manga, Bahau, Mureed, Randiyali, Ratu Bahri,Kailu, Dhal, Kakka, Chatke, Daade, Sarle, Takat Mahal, Dandka, Opens internal link in current windowSaidaOpens internal link in current windowDhola KurdOpens internal link in current windowDhola kalan, Thata Hakam wala, Thata Ghalgoyan, Thata Khan Muhammad, Bhekhu, Gagu Kurd, Gagu Kalan, Kala Shadian, Asad ullah Pur, Opens internal link in current windowChak Abdulla (Tun pur),Channi Mughalan, Rakh Channi Mughalan, Chawk Kalan, Gharre, Chak Shahbaz, Dhala, Bhekewala, Dhunni Kurd, Dhunni Kalan, Bhawa Hassan, Chaittu, Mattoh, Mailu Khena, Mailu no, Dewi Ghar, Burg Bakhat, Burg Marraan

Ranjah:

Madhre, Dhaol, Ratowal, Makkewal, Opens internal link in current windowKhamb Kurd, Mianwal, Opens internal link in current window Anhay, Pandowal, Kotali Mastani, Nain, Ghang, Sajan, Sahbowal, Bhojuwal, Khairewal, Burg Agar, Bhukh, Ghanni Ghanna, Chak Mian,Kot Sher Muhammad, Musa Kalan, Kot Hast Khan, Musa Kurd, Hamber, Walayt wala, Ghut Kurd, Khanb Kalan, Chut Kalan, Noorpur Kehna, Khanb Alam, Ghar Lakhan, Chak chut, Burg Hassan, Burg Ghanian, Raan, Behruwal, Takhar Kalan, Takhar Miana, Fatehwala, Wariyaam,

Warraich:

Chak Fateh shah, Shaeedanwali, Lakanewala, Murrala, Makhanawali, Kotli Qazi, Kotli Kurd, Chak Saida, Chuuranwali, Rajuaya, Lasori Kurd, Aadusardani, Kot Multania, Saintal, Lasori Kalan, Ghaddu Sultan, Shaikh Ali pur, Pharianwali, Chak Gano Kalan, Bassi Kurd, Chak Gano Kurd, Soawa Warraichan, Loha Tibba, Ghaghuke, Raanseke, Haigarwala, Khanian, Dhadra, Rati Pindi, Ghadhu, kamunki, Saaddulahpur

Gujar:

Opens internal link in current windowChillianwala, Mojianwala, Taranianwala, Chak Sher Muhammad, Sandanwala, Ghanda Chuwan, Chak Giwan, Chak Kawaja, Rasulpur, Chacharanwali, Charanwala, Hasalanwala, Chakura, Tara Tibi

Bhatti:

Sivia, Noshehra, Farrukhpur Kahna, Farrukhpur Nu,

Others:

There are 51 Chaks in Mandi-Bahauddin, and there live mixed costs and many migrated costs from India after partition.

Opens internal link in current windowChak-51 (present mandi-bahauddin), Chak No.1

Here are some other villages with costs:

Opens internal link in current windowQadirabad (mixed casts), Opens internal link in current windowMangat (mixed Casts), Rasul (Mirza), Wara Balian (Khokhar), Dhok Daud (Sahi), Opens internal link in current windowDhok Nawan lok(Sahi), Opens internal link in current windowDhok Kasib (Sahi), Dhok Murad (Sahi), Tibi Maluwal (Sahi), Dhok Saharan (Sahi), Gaurri (Raan), Pindi Dhotran (Dhotar), Narang (Dhotar), Khosar (Dhotar), Laauung (Dhotar), Hilan (Aarain), Bhandar Kurd (Mar), Opens internal link in current windowMaken (Maken), Thatti Bawa (Meekan), Opens internal link in current windowKadhar (Dhodhi), Bhata Kehna (Marar), Bhata nu (Marar), Thatti Marraan (Marar), Kokara (Ghugh).

There are many villages which belong Syed cost and so on.

Raghbir Singh Delhi India

Dear friends,

I was born in Mandi Bahauddin in 1937 and we migrated to Delhi, India in 1947. I am happy to find that Mandi Bahauddinis are so proud of their city. I too join you all. I have distinct memories of my childhood in MBDin – MB High School, a persian wheel well in the centre of the grain market, a primary school where my mother taught, road going to Phalia littered with ice factory, cotton ginning mill, etc. I understand MBDin is now a big and crowded city. It was an education for me to learn that the earlier name of the railway station was by the name of Pindi Bahauddin – the village to which my ancestors from my parental side belong. My mother belongs to Opens internal link in current windowMong Rasul.

I may visit the place dear to my heart with my mother (86)in the first week of November this year. Are there some good hotels there? Persons who migrated from MBDin to India have kept the memories of the city. See google search engine. You will find Mandi Bahuddin Khalsa College, MB Girls School, etc. at Indore, Madhya Pardesh.

With greetings to all.

Raghbir Singh

Dear Tarar,

Thank you very much for your affectionate letter. I have a general comment based upon my experience about the Sikh families of Mandi Bahuddin (both of town and villages)that they are to be found in every part of India. There is a saying about the Sikhs generally that they are to be found in every part of the world.

So is about the Sikhs of Mandi Bahuddin of their presence in all parts of India. My first long rail travel as a young person was from Delhi to Assam (North-east India) in 1957 alongwith my mammu. On the way he narrated to me about the persons of our district (many our relatives)settled probably in every principal town on the way in UP,Bihar and Bengal. I found in remote interior districts of Assam our persons from Mandi Bahuddin flourishing in trade and this was way back in 1957.A person from MBDin (our relative) started sale of one rupee per glass sweet lassi in Siliguri(North Bengal)and now the family is the owner of many big hotels. Down in the South upto Hyderabad and in the west in all principal districts of Rajasthan, Gujrat and Maharashtra, they (we) are there.

I stayed as tenant (1973-1980) in a locality established by our people in the lake city of Udaipur (Rajasthan) while I was teaching in the University there. Migrants from many other districts had concentration in certain parts which was not the case with the MBdinis. Pothoharis (Rawalpindi, etc.)are also an exception. They are found in all parts of

India. There were many in Madras where I had been serving recently (2003-2005).Single reason which I identify for this is that our people much before 1947 had been venturing out and visiting other parts of the

sub-continent and thus immediately after 1947 they had their known places to look for. I was travelling alongwith with my mother from Delhi to Saharanpur four years back on a narrow and full of potholes road through rural areas. I told her that the town by the name Thana Bhawan is now close by. She narrated that her mammu from Pindi Bahuddin migrated to that place in 1940. I found that the young people in the family are doing very well in business. There are many more success stories to narrate. May I know the name of your village? My mother is very keen to know. Another little thing to narrate is that the

Headmaster/Principal of the MB High School immediately before 1947 was Mr Siri Ram Sethi. Luckily, he was the Principal of the school, namely, Babu Ram Government Higher Secondary School, Shahdara, Delhi where I had

schooling in Delhi. I have yet to see a person of his calibre in school administration – a strict disciplinarian. Can Mr Shah trace something of relevance to it? I will look for more material by contacting certain people in Delhi and outside.

Sincerely

Raghbir Singh