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My Village, My People

Atta pind (village)

Panjab

Contents

Editorial Note 3

From Atta, Panjab, to Bradford, Yorkshire 3

Atta Village. 4

Sports activities in Atta 8

Famous Kabaddi Players from Panjab 9

Famous wrestlers from Panjab 10

Sohal Jatt Farmers Community in Atta 12

Author’s Family 16

Malhi Jatt Farmers 29

Malhi Lambrha de 32

Malhi Karam Singh Petrol Pump Wale 36

Malhi Bhaou Kia De 36

Malhi Kukian De 36

Malhi Sdo Ke 37

Malhi Valaitian Ke 38

Malhi Dabian De 39

Malhi Rarhe Ke 39

Malhi Toti Kia De 40

Malhi Comrade Baldev Ke 41

Malhi Nand Kia De 42

Malhi Wariame Kia De 43

Malhi Khushale Kia De 44

Malhi Faqirie Ke 45

Malhi Families 45

Johal Jatt Farmers Community 46

Sandhu Jatt Farmers Community 50

Abbi Khatari Community 53

Shanti Saroop Khatri 57

Balwant Singh Khatri 57

Kamamian Khatri Family 57

Shukla Brahmins Community 58

Kanda Goldsmith Community 59

Ghumiar (Potters) Community 61

Nagi Barbers Community 61

Narang Arora Community 62

Tohan Sheemba (Tailers) Community 62

New Families Settled in Atta from Other Areas 63

Jhiour (Water Carriers) Community 64

Kalsi Luhar (Blacksmith) Community 66

Mankoo Tarkhan (Carpenter) Community 67

Kalsi Family 70

Bhachu- Family 70

Julaha (Weavers) Sikh Dadra And Grewal Community 71

Julaha(Weavers) Schedule Caste Community 72

Balmiki Community 75

Adh Dharmi Dalit Schedule Caste Community 75

Surname Ralmille Famillies 75

Surname Bangrh Families 76

Surname Porh Families 78

Surname Heer Families 79

Surname Kalra Families 79

Surname Heera Families 80

Surname Bhutta Families 84

Surname Bangrh Families 85

Photos 88





Editorial Note


My name is Sewa Singh Sohal and it had been my dream since leaving the Panjab for the UK in the 1960’s to write a history of Atta, my pind (village), as a permanent memory for anyone with family from Atta, as well as anyone else who may have an interest.


The first 5 versions of this book were written in Panjabi in paperback format with the original version going back to 2008. Copies of this book have been made available at no cost on request to hundreds of people across Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Italy and of course the UK. Over the past decade or so, there have been ongoing requests for an English translation of the book, to enable those more comfortable with English to access the information. This e-book has therefore been created to meet these requests and will be available again for free for those that wish to read it.


I initially started to research the Sohal family history of Atta, the village of my birth in Panjab, India. I made several visits to the holy city of Haridwar to collect historical records. I also obtained details from both the Jalandhar and Phillaur land registry offices. Later I focused on researching the history of all families from Atta.


My ambition is fulfilled with the grace of all mighty God.


I dedicate this book to my late father S. Mehanga Singh Sohal and mother Nasib Kaur, whose blessings enabled me to succeed in every field of my life.


I hope all the people from my village enjoy reading about their family history.


This book has been edited by the Author’s children, Gurdish Kaur, Gurvin Kaur, Baljit Singh and Taranjit Singh alongside grandchildren, Annissa Kaur Sandhu and Rayyan Singh Sandhu.


This publication is based on correct records as at August 2017.



From Atta, Panjab, to Bradford, Yorkshire


I am the eldest son of Mehanga Singh Sohal and was born on 16th of November 1943, in the village called Atta.


In the wake of the introduction of the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962 of the United Kingdom, I obtained an employment voucher to gain entry in Britain. I left my graduate studies part way in Panjab and on the 28th of April 1963 reached Bradford, West Yorkshire, with three British pounds in my pocket.


There was a shortage of work in England at that time and it was very difficult to find a job. I felt resentful that despite my good level of education I was required to carry out grimy and intense jobs in hot and inhumane working conditions. By 1965, the work situation had improved. I worked in various engineering firms and on the buses. My last employer was Allied Colloids, where I worked for 22 years before deciding to retire at the age of 56.


I am proud of making a very comfortable and successful life for myself and my family. My wife, Avtar Kaur, and I have devoted our lives to educating our two sons and two daughters to degree level. They are well settled in their professional careers, are home owners with substantial financial standing.


My charitable service within the Sikh community started in May 2001 when I was elected as President of the Guru Gobind Singh Gurdwara in Bradford. I proactively conducted my work with honesty and dedication, and then for the past sixteen years I have carried out the role of auditor at the Gurdwara.


I continue to maintain my links with relatives in India and I have authored “My Village My People,” an account of my village.


Britain is a world-class country and is now my homeland. I am fortunate to have arrived and settled in the United Kingdom at that time and have no regrets what-so-ever with leaving the Panjab fifty-four years ago.


Whilst India remains my country of origin, the future of our children is bright here. I appreciate the law and order, discipline and the way in which citizens are supported, compared with many other countries across the world. Direct racial discrimination is negligible and statutory authorities attempt to ensure equality in opportunities.



Atta Village.


Village Atta was established in around 1780. The original name of the village was Atalgarh. Its name was eventually changed to Atta. The village has a population of 3000 people and a land area of 870 acres. The village is located at a distance of 0.45km from the (GT) Road, and Goraya city is 1.5km from Atta.

There are two main gates built on GT Road to enter the village. The first gate was built in 1986 in the memory of Seth Ram Singh by his sons: Rattan Chand, Madan Lal and Dharam Pal. The second gate was built in 1993 in the memory of S. Mehanga Singh Sohal by his sons: Sewa Singh Sohal and Darshan Singh Sohal.


Before and after the partition of India, the following persons were known to resolve the village’s problems. They also had a say in government departments; Chaudri Rukandean, Chaudhri Munshi Khan, Sh. Mul Raj Malhi (Safaid posh), Lala Harnam Dass, S. Kabal Singh Sohal.


On the main GT Road, City Palace (Sohal Hotel) and the Shehnai Marriage Palace belong to the Sohal family from Atta.


Gram-panchayat is a committee elected by the people of the village every five years by the order of the state government. This organisation works for the development of the village and resolves minor disputes within the community. The head of the panchayat is called the Sarpanch, who has more responsibilities within his role. Since 1947 the following have carried out the role of Sarpanch: 1) Lala Harnam Dass, 2) Lala Jagan Nath, 3) S. Sikandar Singh Sandhu, 4) S. Kishan Singh Sohal, 5) S. Darshan Singh Sandhu 6) S. Baldev Singh Malhi, 7) Baba Ram Singh Malhi, 8) Sh. Balwinder Kumar, 9) Shrimati Anju Abbi, 10) Lakhbir Kumar Bangarh, 11) S. Gurpal Singh Gabar, 12) S. Jaspreet Singh Mankoo.

The following villagers from Atta travelled to Australia in the search of employment in 1906: 1) S. Jawala Singh s/o Gulab Singh Sohal, 2) S. Mulla Singh s/o S. Lehna Singh Sohal, 3) S. Bhagwan Singh s/o S. Birbal Singh Sohal, 4) S. Labh Singh s/o Mahitab Singh Malhi, 5) Sh. Basanta Malhi s/o Sh. Ram Ditta Malhi.


S. Mehar Singh s/o Lehna Singh Sohal arrived in Burma in 1915 to work. S. Maluk Singh s/o S. Bhagwan Singh Sohal and S. Fuman Singh s/o Sh. Jai Mal travelled to Fiji for employment in 1920. S. Udham Singh s/o Natha Singh Sohal settled in Cuba in 1928. The following people moved to Argentina in search of employment in 1927: S. Karam Singh s/o Hira Singh Sohal, S. Karam Singh s/o Lahla Singh Malhi, S. Milkha Singh s/o Sh. Diwan Chand Malhi, S. Rakha Singh s/o Sahib Singh Malhi.


S. Daulat Singh s/o Marha Singh Malhi travelled to the UK in 1929. S. Udham Singh s/o Mayiea Singh Sohal travelled to Argentina then moved to the UK in 1936 for employment.


There is a Shiv Mandir (Shiv Dualla) in the sweet memory of Baba Lashman Dass Ji in Atta. People worship here regularly.

Two more religious places are on the outskirts of the village in the memory of two holy saints, Baba Sirmukh Dev Ji and Baba Roop Dass Ji.


In 2002, Gurdwara Singh Sabha was newly built in Sohal Patti. Most of the funding contributions came from abroad and were collected by Kudan Singh Sohal.


Gurdwara (Kutia) Sant Baba Gobind Dass Ji and Baba Balak Nath Ji Mandar are in Atta. The new police station is in operation near the main gate of S. Mehanga Singh Sohal on GT Road. 1/4 of a mile from Atta, a new Land Registry Office is in operation for the convenience of the people of this area.


There are three schools in Atta: First Government Primary School was established in 1953, where children receive education up to the fifth class. The second school is a private DAV public school. The third school is JSFH Khalsa Senior Higher Secondary School Atta which was also established in 1953. S. Ajit Singh was appointed the Head Teacher and S. Harbhajan Singh was the Second Master. In 1954 S. Darshan Singh Sandhu was appointed Head Teacher of this school. He promoted and developed the school with his humble desire and endless efforts. S. Jasvir Singh Sarkaria was appointed the second master of this school. S. Sucha Singh Rahi achieved second position in his matriculation exams, held in 1960 from the Panjab University. Sh. Subash Chander Verma achieved top-position and his twin brother Mahesh Kumar Verma obtained second position in the matriculation exams held in 1962 from the Panjab University. Both brothers are from Atta.


Sh. Prem Kumar Abbi son of Sh. Ram Lal Abbi, the I.A.S. officer, had succeeded to the post of Deputy Commissioner in Civil Administration. Sh. Jatin Kumar Abbi, son of Sh. Subash Chander Abbi, has obtained the degree of the I.A.S. officer in 2017.

The people of Atta village are proud of Sh. Prem Kumar Abbi and Sh. Jatin Kumar Abbi for achieving these positions in government services.

Sh. Dilbag Rai was an Engineer under whose supervision the first railway line was constructed from Jalandhar to Nakodar during the British rule.

S. Gurbakhash Singh Atta was a popular leader of the Communist Party of India. He was sent to jail during the Freedom Struggle under the British rule. He was a generous person in supporting the people. Giani Gurbakhash Singh made a name in his teaching career in Bandala. S. Sarwan Singh Malhi was also a well-known figure in his teaching career in Phillaur. There are four advocates from Atta in Phillaur Court-Complex: Inderjit Singh Malhi, Kashmir Singh Malhi, Harmail Singh Malhi and Jatinder Kumar Kalra.

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The following people have Engineering Degrees: Karam Singh Malhi, Balbir Singh Malhi, Surinder Singh Malhi, Shingara Singh Sohal, Teja Singh Sandhu, Malkiat Singh Johal, Raj Kumar Abbi, Ashok Kumar Dadra, Gurbakhash Singh Toor (Draftsman), Chaman Lal, Sharanjit Singh Heer Engineer in Dur - Darshan.


The following people have graduated and have teaching careers or now have careers as servicemen in various Government Departments: Gurchetan Singh Johal MA Professor, Bakhsish Singh Johal BA BT, Jagpal Singh Johal BA BT, Jaspal Singh Johal BA BT, Sukhdev Singh Johal MA, Gurdeep Singh Johal BSC BEd, Gurmeet Singh Sandhu MA, Bakhsish Singh Sohal MA BT, Harbhajan Singh Sohal MA, Raj Kumar Abbi MA, Amrik Lal MA, Kamal Kumar BA LLB, Davinder Kumar MA, Kamaljit Singh Nagi MA BEd, Vijay Kumar Dadra MA BEd, Gurdial Singh Dadra MA PES, Joginder Singh Malhi BSC BT, Ranjit Singh Sohal Lecturer in Toronto, Charanjit Singh CHT, Hari Lal Ralmille CHT BEO, Udmi Ram Ralmille Post Master, Arjun Singh Grewal (Bank Manager), Satwinder Singh Sohal Auditor, Balwinder Singh (reporter for the Daily Ajit newspaper). Nirmal Singh Bhachu obtained the top position in Panjab and second position in the whole of India during Technical Training.

There could be some more prominent figures from Atta living abroad, to whom the author had no contact.


The following people lived a long life:


1. Sh. Saria Ram deceased at the age of 113 years.

2. S. Mehanga Singh Mankoo deceased at the age of 110 years.

3. S. Mehar Singh Sohal deceased at the age of 99 years.

4. S. Pritam Singh Sohal deceased at the age of 96 years.


Some Jatt farmers from the Sohal and Malhi families sold the farming land at a high price in the Atta village intentionally to buy land at other places at a lower price to increase their farming land. A few people bought farms at a very cheap rate in the Patiala district. But most of the farmers bought farms in the radius of 20km from Atta.


The farmers from Atta and their families bought farming land and settled in the following villages, districts and states of India:


  1. S. Karnail Singh Sohal, son of S. Swarn Singh Sohal, at village Noorpur.

  2. S. Nirmal Singh Johal; S. Markhan Singh Johal and S. Baldev Singh Johal son of S. Jarnail Singh Johal, at village Noorpur.

  3. S. Gurdev Singh Malhi; S. Darshan Singh Malhi and S. Amrita Singh Malhi, son of Dass Singh Malhi, at village Noorpur.

  4. S. Gurdev Singh Malhi, S. Pritam Singh Malhi, S. Joginder Singh Malhi, sons of Babbu Singh Malhi, at village Ashahoor.

  5. Sh. Jai Chand Malhi and S. Shanker Singh Malhi, at village Kannya.

  6. S. Sissa Singh Malhi, son of S. Dhanna Singh Malhi, at village Jajja Khurd.

  7. S. Mehar Singh Sohal, at village Mieo-Aal.

  8. S. Jagir Singh Sohal, Sh. Tulsi Ram Kalra and Banta Ram, son of Birru Ram, at village Shamsabab.

  9. S. Charan Singh Johal, son of S. Gulzar Singh Johal, at village Mandi.

  10. S. Dharam Singh Malhi (Jajj), in the district of Patiala.

  11. S. Rakha Singh Malhi and S. Bishna Singh Malhi, in the district of Patiala.

  12. S. Rattan Singh Malhi, sn of S. Inder Singh Malhi, in the district of Patiala.

  13. S. Ganda Singh Malhi, S. Ditta Singh Malhi and S. Bachint Singh Malhi, sons of S. Pilla Singh, in the district of Patiala.

  14. Sh. Dharamvir, son of Sh. Karam Chand Shukla, in Meerut (U.P.).

  15. Sh. Anil Pardeep Kumar Abbi, son of Dr. Harkrishan Lal Choudhri, in Satna Madhya Pardesh.



Sports activities in Atta


Atta’s tug of war sports team was a national level team. The team became very famous after the victory over the most popular tug of war team from Mohi village (Ludhiana district) Panjab in 1950. The same players formed a kabaddi team, and won fame nationally. The names of the players are as listed below:


  1. Baba Ram Singh Malhi (Captain).

  2. S. Pritam Singh Malhi.

  3. S. Karnal Singh Johal.

  4. S. Sohan Singh Johal.

  5. S. Gurnath Singh Sandhu.

  6. S. Gurmeet Singh Sandhu.

  7. S. Sucha Singh Sohal.

  8. S. Sohan Singh Sohal.

  9. S. Naranjan Singh Sohal.

  10. S. Ajit Singh Sohal.

  11. S. Mohinder Singh Sandhu.

  12. S. Bhagat Singh Sohal.


A few years later, the next generation kabaddi team was formed which played at district level and made a name for the village. The players in the team were as follows:


  1. S. Gurdev Singh Sohal (Captain).

  2. S. Ajit Singh Sohal.

  3. S. Rattan Singh Foji.

  4. S. Joginder Singh Sohal.

  5. S. Gurdial Singh Sohal.

  6. S. Bikar Singh Sohal.

  7. S. Pargan Singh Sohal.

  8. S. Gej Singh Malhi.

  9. Sh. Dharampal Seth.

  10. S. Tara Singh Sohal.


S. Gurdev Singh Atta was one of the top raiders in the Panjab kabaddi team in the 1960s. The next kabaddi team was also a powerful one that won most matches and had a remarkable victory in block and district level tournaments. All these players were almost at the same level of performance and their names were as follows:


  1. S. Darshan Singh Sohal.

  2. Sh. Kewal Krishan Abbi.

  3. Sh. Raj Kumar Abbi.

  4. Sh. Harphool Chand Abbi.

  5. Sh. Subhash Chander Abbi.

  6. Sh. Kamalpardeep Kumar Abbi.

  7. S. Madanjit Singh Kalsi.

  8. S. Makhan Singh Johal.

  9. S. Surjit Singh Madhopur.

  10. S. Balihar Singh Balli.

  11. S. Kulwinder(Kala) Singh Malhi.

Jaswant Singh Kooner was a state level basketball player. Karnail Singh Johal was a famous wrestler from Atta.

Madanjit Singh Kalsi and Kamalpardeep Kumar Abbi, from Atta, were selected for the Panjab Kabaddi team to play against Haryana Kabaddi team under the captainship of Devi Dial, who won the championship in 1978.


Avtar Singh Malhi had been a top player of India in the pole vault athletics during 1978 to 1980. Narinderpal Singh Malhi (Buta Malhi) had been a famous football player in the Panjab team.

There are two sports clubs in Atta. Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sports club and Young Stars Sports club Atta.


Famous Kabaddi Players from Panjab


Chaudhry Sultan Shah - Aadewali, Bashira - Lialpuria, Mohammed Sadiq Chaudhri Niamat - Amritsaria.

Mehanga Singh - Gharhdiwala, Tara Singh - Mussa, Jota Singh - Amritsar, Kartar Singh - Ali Nangal (Gurdaspur), Kabal Singh Naag - Ambala Jattan, Shingara Singh Cheema - Amritsar, Gurmel Singh Jogi. Satnam Singh Satta - Amritsar, Mohinder Singh – Mamanh Ke, Gurbakhash Singh - Khaira, Inderjit Singh - Chamiara, Karnail Singh - Khaira, Ajit Singh - Khaira, Tara Singh - Gattiwala, Bolla - Patarh, Jagtar Singh - Dhanoula, Karnail Singh - Bathinda, Ranjit Singh Suniara - Bathinda.

Kirpal Singh Sadh - Chahal near Tarntaran, Pritam Singh Prita - Nadhala, Sarwan Singh - Ramidi, Rattan Singh Rattu - Kapoorthala, Nirbhai Singh - Ramidi, Santokh Singh Tiger - Mangarh, Santokh Singh Tokhi atom bomb - Ambala Jattan. Mohinder Singh Bolla - Bhajoditia, Gurdial Singh - Nangal Kararh Khan, Ajit Singh - Malrhi, Sarwan Singh Bains - Hakimpur, Sohan Singh Jump - Rurhka Kalan, Mohan Singh Mohani – Rurhka Kalan, Baba Ram Singh - Atta, Gurdev Singh - Atta, Devi Dial - Ludhiana, Sukhdev Singh Sukha - Haripur, Makhan Singh -Tehag, Makhan Singh – Puadharha, Sukha Singh - Sadhpur, Tarlochan Singh - Tochi and Balbir Singh Birra - Niehar, Balkar Singh and Amrik Singh - Baraam, Surjit Singh Kang Jagir, Darshan Singh - Kamaam, Malkiat Singh Purewal - Hakimpur, Kewal Singh - Pasla, Ajit Singh Jeeta - Dusanjh Kalan, Pargan Singh Aujla Muthada Khurd, Malkiat Sigh Meeta - Dhesia Sang, Himat Singh - Sohi, Mukhtar Singh Rasala, Harpal Singh Bararh, Harjit Singh Talwar, Harjit Singh Bararh - Bajikhana.

Balwinder Singh Fidu, Shawinder Singh - Bathh, Bansa - Buttar, Baljit Singh - Saido Ke, Babli Chatik – Kaka Harisari, Jinder Singh Kala - Khanowal, Jagdish - Pithe, Akam - Hathur, Ambi - Hathur, Sukhdev Singh Sukha - Lakhan Ke, Balraj Singh Baji - Jand, Kuldeep Singh Keepa - Sangroor, Kinda - Biharipur, Kuljit Singh - Malsiahan, Manpreet Singh Mann, Sucha Singh - Dharmiwal, Gurlal Singh - Ghanour, Narinder Ram Bittu - Dugaal, Gurmeet Singh - Mandiaan, Sukhvir Singh Sarawan - Faridkot, Manvinder Singh - Saraan, Amanvir Singh - Simbli, Arvinder Singh - Kishanpur, Amrinder Singh - Kishanpur, Amritpal Singh Sheru, Iqbal Singh Rubi - Harkhowal, Lovpreet Singh Neena, Sultan Singh - Shamaspur, Harvinder Singh Raimbo, Satnam Singh Sattu - Khadur Sahib, Sukhmanjit Singh - Hoshiarpur, Sohan Singh - Rurhki, Sandeep Singh Sandhu - Nangal Ambia, Satpal Singh Pali - Patiala, Sukhjinder Singh Kala - Dhanhoula, Harvinder Singh Dulla - Surkhpur, Satnam Singh Satti Dirhwan, Hardeep Singh Dhillon - Hoshiarpur, Laddi - Ottala, Harkirat Singh Kitu, Harpreet Singh Happy - Aalowal Dherian, Harjit Singh - Mansa, Hoshiar Singh, Kamaljit Singh Kala - Bhikhi Bind, Karamjit Singh - Lasarha, Karamjit Singh - Moonak, Karandeep Singh - Mulewal Khaira, Khushdeep Singh Gill Khushi, Gagandeep Singh - Sabhrawan Amritsar, Gagandeep Singh - Nagra, Gurpreet Singh Mangu - Roparh, Gurvinder Singh - Kahlwan, Gursewak Singh Goldi, Jasmanpreet Singh Raju - Kotla Bharhi, Jagdish Singh Disha - Aalowal Dherian, Jagmohan Singh - Makhi Kalan, Baljit Singh Jiti Kooner, Dhian Singh Dhiana, Jagdeep Singh Kaka - Ghanhiwal, Charanjit Singh - Kapoorthala, Talwinder Singh Bhinda - Parchian, Daljit Singh - Shamaspur, Tajinder Singh - Gosiawala, Narvinder Singh Bagga, Nirvail Singh - Jogewal, Nirbhai Singh, Puneet Singh Pinka - Jarakpur, Balkar Singh - Shikarmashian, Baldev Singh Babbu - Jalal, Baljit Singh Toor- Khosa, Boharh Singh, Balwan Singh Bana - Dhaliwal, Balbir Singh Dulla, Bharpoor Singh Bhura, Sandeep Kumar - Hakimpur, Manjot Singh Gill - Mashiwarha, Makhan Singh - Lasarha, Manjobanjit Singh - Amritsar, Bhupinder Singh Bhinda - Khaira, Bhupinder Singh - Hoshiarpur, Kulwinder Singh - Kale Sanghe, Randeep Singh Happy, Ravi Kumar - Aalowal Dherhia, Jodha Singh - Surkhpur, Zadwinder Singh Zadda - Kotli, Juvraj Singh Jagga, Lakhvir Singh Lakha - Cheema, Lakhvir Singh - Kothe Jattan Hoshiarpur, Anil Kumar Tinnu – Haryana, Satish Kumar – Haryana, Ravi Kumar Joggi, Sukwinder Singh Bugga, Gurpreet Singh Gopi.


Famous wrestlers from Panjab


The names of famous wrestlers (kushti) from Panjab before and after the partition in 1947 are as follows, including who won the titles of rushtame zaman – sitara hind – dev hind -rushtame hind – hind kesari – world championship and arjun awards: Rahim Bakhash Sultani, Gamma Paihalwan, Hamida Paihalwan, Kallu Paihalwan, Immam Bakhash Paihalwan, Rahim Bakhash Paihalwan, Gunga Paihalwan, Gulam Kadir Paihalwan, Kikar Singh Paihalwan, Boota Singh Paihalwan, Ramji Paihalwan, Hukma Singh Paihalwan from Messopur, Daula from gharhshanker, Puran Singh from Amritsar, Sohan Singh Sohni from Amritsar, Rohi Ram from Amritsar, Wassan Singh, Kesar Singh from Amritsar, Joginder Singh Sareen (tiger) from Amritsar, Ajit Singh (tiger), Banta Singh from Baltoha, Nanju Singh Bhail, Hurbans Singh (tiger) from Raapur.

There were two World Champions in wrestling of the same name Dara Singh from Amritsar district: Dara Singh from Dulachpuria – Amritsar from 1918 to 1988 and Dara Singh Randhawa from Dharmu Chak – Amritsar from 19-11-1928 to 12-07- 2012.

Kharhka Singh from Bathinda, Chand Singh from Bassi Kalan, Dalip Singh from Bhangal Kalan, Dhanna Singh from Mahil Gaihlan, Sissa from Phalpota, Gurdawar Singh from Shanker, Sarwan Singh Dhadi from Shankar, Dhiana Singh from Shanker, Mehar Deen from Nakodar, Sukhchain Singh Sukha from Amritsar, Sukhdev Singh Sukha from Patiala, Salwinder Singh Shinda from Patti, Sukhwinder Singh from Paddi - Khalsa, Chain Singh from Khaira, Lallu from Shahpur, Sohan Singh BA from Boparai, Nimma from Chak - Dhotharh, Suniara from Goraya, Karnail Singh Johal from Atta, Geja Singh from Pasla, Pritam Singh from Shamaspur, Sikander Singh from Amritsar, Bhajan Singh Bhaji from Chak Sahbu, Amar Singh Amru from Ramma-Khele, Chandgi Ram from Haryana, Madho Singh from Haryana, Leela Ram from Haryana, Parminder Singh from Doomsherhi, Ganni from Lallian, Harkesh Khali, Manna Singh from Bahrhowal, Tirth Singh from Phagwara, Shami from Phagwara, Kala from Phagwara, Jassa from Patti, Pamma from Derra Baba Nanak, Mandeep Singh, Pritpal Singh, Prince Kohli, Gursewak Singh from Khanna, Bhupinder Singh from Ajnala, Jagdev Singh leela, Gurdev Singh from Barn, Palvinder Singh from Cheema, Jagroop Singh from Amritsar, Gorav from Mashiwarha, Kamal from Doomsherhi, Gogi from Surajpur, Sunny from Kalka, Rubal from Khanna, Navneet Singh from Khanna, Harpreet Singh Barar, Satwinder Singh from Chandigarh, Jogeshwar Dutt from Haryana, Susheel Kumar from Haryana, Somvir from Rohtak,Kartar Singh from Sursingh -wala won the World Championship for the 20th time and made history.


Sohal Jatt Farmers Community in Atta


A few centuries ago people with the surname Sohal, who were originally Chohan Rajputs from the Rajisthan state of India, travelled to Panjab in search of employment and rich agricultural farming land. The Sohal surname can be found in three different communities in Panjab: 1) Jatt, 2) Carpenters and 3) Potters.

The Sohals that settled in Atta in 1790 belong to Jatt farmer families and came from the village Atholla, in the Kapoorthala District. There are a few villages in Panjab named Sohal: 1) Sohal-Khalsa is situated 8km from Shahkot, 2) Sohal-Jagir is located near the Pandori village, 3) Sohal-Khurd is situated near Nakodar, 4) Sohalpur is 4km from Bhogpur, 5) Sohal-thathi is 17km from Taran-Taran, 6) Sohal village is 1km from Sheenna, 7) Sangal Sohal is located at 6km from Jalandhar City.


Now I will explain the circumstances in which the Sohal family said goodbye to Atholla to live permanently in Atta.


S. Sahu Singh Sohal was a military man who had a small farm in Atholla. He was married to a woman from the Barapind village near to Atta. With the support of his in-laws he took over a large farming area which was unoccupied in Atta. Within a few years of hard work and with the help of his two young sons and relatives the deserted land was turned into cultivating land, and a water-well was installed to irrigate the crops. S. Sahu Singh then built a large house in Atta.

After a few years of occupation of this farming land he acquired ownership land registry in his name by the authorities at that time. Sahu Singh and his sons sold the land from his previous place of residence, Atholla.

S. Sahu Singh had two sons: 1) Nanak Singh and, 2) Dasonda Singh.

Dasonda Singh had two sons: 1) Jiwan Singh and 2) Khiwan Singh.


Jiwan Singh Sohal had nine sons. Three of them were married, and six of them joined the Sikh army and were not married: 1) Diwan Singh, 2) Sujan Singh, 3) Bir Singh, 4) Wajir Singh, 5) Gian Singh, 6) Dhani Singh.


Jiwan Singh’s three sons were married: 1) Rann Singh, 2) Dhian Singh, 3) Dial Singh.


Rann Singh, son of Jiwan Singh, had four sons: 1) Mehtab Singh, 2) Harnam Singh, 3) Suba Singh, 4) Buta Singh.


Mehtab Singh, son of Rann Singh, then had three sons: Mayia Singh, Ghannia Singh and Thakar Singh.


Mayia Singh had two sons, Udham Singh and Hansa Singh. He also had two daughters: Esri was married in Mahalan and Hukam Dai was married in Danduwal. Hansa Singh was not married. Udham Singh was married to Karam Kaur from Haripur Khalsa. They had four sons: Bawa Singh, Bhagat Singh, Mohinder Singh and Jarnail Singh. They also had a daughter, Prito who was married in Partapura.


Bawa Singh was married to Harbans Kaur from Bikka. He had three sons, Ranjit Singh, Harpal Singh and Gurdev Singh. They also had two daughters, Surinder Kaur who was married in Mehliana and Balbir Kaur who was married in Puadharha. Ranjit Singh’s first marriage was in Kotli and he had a daughter from that marriage. Ranjit’s second marriage was with a Rajasthani girl. They had two sons. Harpal Singh was married to Prabhjot Kaur from Majra (Ropar). They had one son and one daughter. Gurdev Singh married Aneet Kaur from Ludhiana. They had two sons.


Bhagat Singh married Gurmeet Kaur from Lohgarh. They had five sons: Balbir Singh, Mohan Singh, Jasvir Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Amrik Singh. They also had a daughter called Rani who is married. Balbir Singh married Balbir Kaur from Paddi (Hoshiarpur). Mohan Singh is married and has a daughter. Jasvir Singh married Gurpreet Kaur from Moronwali. They had a son and three daughters: Harbhajan Singh married Daljit Kaur from District Hoshiarpur. Amrik Singh married and has a son and a daughter.


Mohinder Singh married Dalip Kaur from Nangal-Majha. They had a son, Sukhdev Singh, and a daughter, Kamaljit Kaur, who was married in Bisrampur. Sukhdev Singh married Parminder Kaur from Budipind. They had two sons, Mandeep Singh and Narinder Singh. Mandeep Singh married Sumandeep Kaur from Hussainpur (Lalowal).


Jarnail Singh married Surjit Kaur from Raapur. They had a daughter, Sukhdev Kaur, who was married in Nagar. After Surjit’s death, Jarnail Singh married Amarjit Kaur from Bilga. They had a son, Rajinder Singh, and a daughter, Ranjit Kaur, who is married in Dadiaal. Amarjit Kaur died in 2015.

Ghannia Singh, son of Mehtab Singh, had two sons, Bhagwan Singh and Chanan Singh. Bhagwan Singh had bought a woman to be his wife, Kartar Kaur. They had no children. Chanan Singh married Aveer Kaur from the Malwa area. They also had no children.


Thakar Singh, son of Mehtab Singh had one son, Wattan Singh, who married Beant Kaur from Chak. They had four sons, Sucha Singh, Karnail Singh, Ajit Singh and Gurmeet Singh died at a young age. They also had two daughters: Surjit Kaur was married in Bharsinghpura and Gurmeet Kaur was married in Raapur.


Sucha Singh was married to Bakhsish Kaur from Baweli. They had two sons, Balwinder Singh and Kulwinder Singh. They also have two daughters: Baljit Kaur was married in Bhandal and Kulbir Kaur is also married. Balwinder Singh was married to Lakhwinder Kaur from Pandori (Adampur). They had two sons, Kamaljit Singh and Subraj Singh. Kulwinder Singh married Manjit Kaur from Virkan.


Karnail Singh married Joginder Kaur from Bikka. They had four sons: Rajbans Singh, Randhir Singh, Sukhwinder Singh and Jatinder Singh. They also have two daughters: Kashmir Kaur is married in Kultham and Balbir Kaur is not in good health.


Rajbans Singh married Surinder Kaur from Kalewal. They had two sons, Dharminder Singh and Harminder Singh.


Randhir Singh married a girl from Bharoli. They had no children.


Sukhwinder Singh married Ranbir Kaur from Mahil. They had one son and two daughters.


Jatinder Singh married Inderjeet Kaur from Mahil. They had two sons.


Karnail Singh’s second marriage was to Gurmej Kaur from Raapur. They had one son and one daughter: Jasvir Kaur married in Kale-Sanghe. Karnail Singh’s son, Jaswinder Singh, married Sarbjit Kaur from Rahon.


Sucha Singh and Karnail Singh have been living in the UK for over 60 years.


Harnam Singh, son of Rann Singh, had one son called Sher Singh. Sher Singh also had one son called Lakha Singh, who married Mahan Kaur from Hakimpur. They had one daughter, Pargasi, who was married in Randhawa. Lakha Singh had two sons.


Their first son, Kishan Singh, married Chanan Kaur from Kukar pind. Kishan Singh’s cruel attitude towards his wife was so tense that she left him forever. She went back to live with her parents, along with her two sons: Ajaib Singh and Surjit Singh, who graduated and became a school teacher. However, the sons did not return to Atta to live with their father. Kishan Singh sold his farming land. Within a few years he had spent his wealth on his loafer friends. His last few years were pitiful, as he begged people for a living.


Lakha Singh’s second son, Sohan Singh, married Nasib Kaur from Rehpa. They had two daughters. Sohan Singh died from a drug overdose, in his 30’s. His wife then sold the land and returned to her parents.


Suba Singh, son of Rann Singh, had two sons, Jawala Singh and Ashar Singh.


Jawala Singh had a son, Mehar Singh, who married Charan Kaur, from Burna. They had three sons, Daljit Singh, Kuldeep Singh and Joginder Singh. They also had four daughters: Harminder Kaur married in Phalpota, Gian Kaur married in Jandiala (Manjki), Joginder Kaur married in Talwandi, Surjit Kaur in Rurhka-Kalan.


Daljit Singh married Jaswinder Kaur. They had three sons: Jasvir Singh married Manvir Kaur, Jujhar Singh married Kiran Kaur, and Sukhdev Singh.


Kuldeep Singh married Surinder Kaur from Jhingrhan. They had two daughters, Kulwant Kaur and Rajwant Kaur. They also have a son called Avtar Singh, who married Surjit Kaur from Meesopur.


Joginder Singh married Manjit Kaur from Adekali. They had two daughters, Manpreet Kaur and Sukhdeep Kaur, who both married in Khajurla. Joginder Singh has one son, Jaskamal Singh.


Mehar Singh sold his land in Atta and bought farming land in Miowal. Later, most of his family members settled in Gravesend, in the United Kingdom. For some time, he served as president at the Gravesend Gurdwara.


Ashar Singh, son of Suba Singh, had a son, Deva Singh, who had a daughter, called Kartari. She was married in Puadharha.


Buta Singh, son of Rann Singh, had a son named Basant Singh who had two sons: Hardit Singh and Partap Singh. Hardit Singh had one son called Darbara Singh, who married Kartar Kaur from Randhawa. They had four sons: Bachitar Singh, Gurnam Singh, Gurdawar Singh and Makhan Singh. They also had two daughters: Harbhajan Kaur, who married in Garhi, and Gurdev Kaur, who married in Sunarh.

Bachitar Singh was a handicapped man.

Gurnam Singh married Gurbakhash Kaur from Messopur. They had two sons: Paramjit Singh and Jaswant Singh. They also have one daughter Balbir Kaur, who married in Bhupe De Upal. She is now living in the UK. Paramjit Singh married Binder Kaur from Khatkarh Kalan.They had two sons, Hardeep Singh and Harjinder Singh.

Jaswant Singh married to Narinder Kaur from Rurhka Kalan. They had a daughter Prabhjot Kaur.

Gurdawar Singh married Gurdev Kaur from Samrarhi. They had two sons: Jaswinder Singh and Balbir Singh. Jaswinder married Inderjit Kaur from Pandori. They had one son called Maninder Singh.

Balbir Singh married Tarsem Kaur from Hafowal. They had two sons Gurpreet Singh and Manpreet Singh.

Makhan Singh married Jaswinder Kaur from Samrai. They had two daughters Charanpreet Kaur and Kamalpreet Kaur. This family is living in Greece.

Partap Singh son of Basant Singh had one son Naranjan Singh who married Rakhi Kaur from Samrarhi. They had two sons: Jarnail Singh and Joga Singh. Jarnail Singh married Darshan Kaur from Dhakmajara. They had two sons: Charanjit Singh and Surjit Singh. They also have one daughter called Sandeep Kaur.

Joga Singh married Gurmej Kaur from Pasla. They had one son and two daughters.


Dhian Singh son of Jiwan Singh had three sons: Gulab Singh, Dal Singh and Mann Singh.


Gulab Singh had two sons: Jawala Singh and Wattan Singh. Gulab Singh also had one daughter, Juali, who married in Danduwal.

Wattan Singh was a military man. He was married but had no children.

Jawala Singh had two sons: Kabal Singh and Daya Singh.

Kabal Singh married Kishan Dai from Mangat.They had five sons: Lashman Singh, Mehanga Singh, Ajit Singh and Lugi and Ghugi, who died in childhood. They also had one daughter Amar Kaur who was married in Dhaliwal.

Lashman Singh married Beant Kaur from Sariala Ranua Da. They had three sons: Gurdev Singh, Surinder Singh and Sukhdev Singh. They also had four daughters: Saran Kaur married in Upal Khalsa, Gian Kaur married in Shadipur, Gurbakhash Kaur married in Sunarh and Mohinder Kaur married in Gumtala. Giano and Mindo lives in the UK. Bakhsho lives in Australia.

Gurdev Singh married Harbans Kaur from Jadali. They had three sons: Narinder Singh, Sharanjit Singh and Sukhwinder Singh. They also have five daughters: Kulvinder Kaur married in Samrawan, Parminder Kaur married in Bandala and Jaswinder Kaur, who married in Shadipur and is now living in the UK. Paramjit Kaur married in Dharamkot. Manjinder Kaur married in Dhanda.

Narinder Singh married an American woman and is living in the USA. They had two sons: Martin Singh and Adam Singh.

Sharanjit Singh married Manjit Kaur from Rurhka Kalan. They had three daughters: Prabhjit Kaur, Harmanpreet Kaur and Manpreet Kaur. They also have one son, Jashanjit Singh.

Sukhwinder Singh married Rajwinder Kaur from Moron. They had two sons: Gurwinder Singh and Sukhjinder Singh.

Surinder Singh married Baldish Kaur from Bahadarpur. They had one son called Gurdeep Singh and four daughters: Hardeep Kaur married in Malsihan, Sandeep Kaur married in Nangal and Sarabjit Kaur married in Pandori Jagir. Kamaljit Kaur is not married yet. This family lives in Shampur.

Santokh Singh married Rajwant Kaur from Bairsian. They had two daughters. They also have one son, Lovejit Singh, who married Iqbal Kaur from Maowal. They had two sons: Taranjit Singh and Balkaranjit Singh. They also have one daughter, Simranjit Kaur. This family lives in Australia.

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Mehanga Singh, son of Kabal Singh, married Nasib Kaur from Hakimpur. They had two sons: Sewa Singh and Darshan Singh.

Sewa Singh married Avtar Kaur from Garcha. They had two sons: Taranjit Singh and Baljit Singh. They also had two daughters: Gurdish Kaur who is married to Jagdip Singh Sandhu from Sanghe Khalsa. They had one daughter, Annissa Kaur Sandhu, and one son, Rayyan Singh Sandhu. Gurvin Kaur is also married. She had two daughters Myiesha and Jennah.

Taranjit Singh has obtained an IT degree and is running his own business.

Taranjit Singh married Kuldeep Kaur from Dhesian Sang. They had two sons: Arjun Singh and Sahib Singh.

Baljit Singh married Manider Kaur from Kaloya (Hoshiarpur). Baljit Singh is running his own business.

Our family lives in Bradford, in the UK.

Darshan Singh was married to Surinder Kaur from Nawan Pind Naicha. They had two sons: Narjit Singh and Talwinder Singh. They also have one daughter Gurpreet Kaur who married Sarabjit Singh Johal from Nawan Shehar. The couple are living in Australia.

Narjit Singh married Sukhvinder Kaur from Mahil Khurd. They had one son, Shaan Singh.

Talwinder Singh married Kulwinder Kaur from Nussi. They had one son, Tehraj Singh.They are living in Canada.

Darshan Singh is married to Balbir Kaur (Ranno) from Muthada Kalan, after Surinder Kaur’s death.


Ajit Singh son of Kabal singh married Pritam Kaur from Bhuttan. They had three sons: Jhalman Singh, Jasvir Singh and Jaswinder Singh.

Jhalman Singh married Baljinder Kaur from Farala. They had two sons: Gurpreet Singh (sodhi), who died in 2015, and Rajinder Singh. They also had one daughter, Tajinder Kaur, who is married in the USA.

Rajinder Singh married Ramandeep Kaur from Paddi Jagir. They had one daughter, Simran Kaur. This family is living in the USA.

Jasvir Singh, after completing his graduation, married Avtar Kaur from Mahil Khurd. They had two daughters: Satinder Kaur and Sandeep Kaur.

Jaswinder Singh married Harbhajan Kaur from Saidowal. These families are living in the UK.


Daya Singh, son of Jawala Singh, married Dhanti Kaur from Mangat. They had one daughter, Surjit Kaur, who married Bhag Singh Kooner from Dhani Pind.They had four sons: Jaswant Singh, Baldev Singh, Bahadar Singh and Jaswinder Singh. They also had three daughters: Surinder Kaur married in Randhawa, Gurdev Kaur married in Ramewal who died in her young age and Gurmej Kaur who married in Nawan Pind. Shindo and Gejjo are living in the UK.

Jaswant Singh Kooner married Avtar Kaur from Bajuha. They had two sons: Sukvinder Singh and Jatindra Singh. They also have two daughters: Bhinder Kaur (Jastina) married Daljit Singh Poonia from Bharomajara and Baljit Kaur married in Haripur Kalsa. Sukvinder Singh married Harjit Kaur from Jalandhar.They had one son Kian Singh and one daughter Priya.

Jatinder Singh married Jaspreet Kaur from Moronwali. They had one daughter, Arian. This family lives in the UK.

Baldev Singh Kooner married Charanjit Kaur from Lalian. They had one son, Kulvir Singh and one daughter, Mandeep Kaur. This family is living in Canada.

Bahadar Singh married Sukhjinder Kaur from Kangrorh. They had one son and three daughters: Harpinder Kaur married in Mouli. Gurpreet Kaur married in Ludhiana and Harpreet married in Sargundi.

Jaswinder Singh married Jaswinder Kaur from Messopur. They had one daughter. Jaswinder married his second wife Manjit Kaur from Phagwara. They had one son and one daughter. This family lives in Canada.

Dal Singh son of Dhian Singh had two sons: Nagina Singh and Lehna Singh.

Nagina Singh had three sons: Gurdit Singh, Jai Chand and Samund Singh. Nagina Singh had a daughter called Esri who married in Dhanipind. Gurdit Singh had one son, Dalip Singh, who was married. Dalip Singh and his wife died from Tuberculosis. They had one Daughter Dharmi who was married in Samrai.

Jai Chand had immigrated to the USA in 1940. All his family members are American citizens.

Samund Singh had one son Naranjan Singh and one daughter Banti who married in Shadipur.

Naranjan Singh married Gurbachan Kaur from Barhowal. They had two sons: Mohinder Singh and Bhag Singh. They also had three daughters: Surjit Kaur married in Jorhe Upal, Bimal Kaur married in Pabbmma and Mohinder Kaur married Piara Singh from Shadipur who is living in the UK.

Mohinder Singh married to Harbans Kaur from Hardaspur. Mohinder Singh died at a young age.

Bhag Singh married Joginder Kaur from Kultham. They had three sons: Parminder Singh, Jaspal Singh and Jasvir Singh. They also have two daughters: Tirtho married in Shankar and lives in the UK. Kuldip Kaur married Harjinder Singh from Janaitpur Ludhiana. Parminder Singh married Surinder Kaur from Bir Bansian. They had one son Balraj Singh and one daughter Kanchanpreet Kaur.

Jaspal Singh married Ranjit Kaur from Mao Sahib. They had two daughters: Gaganpreet Kaur and Gurkaranpreet Kaur.

Jasvir Singh married Davinder Kaur from Jandiala Manjki. They had one daughter Jaskaranpreet Kaur and one son, Jagjot Singh. This family lives in the USA.


Lehna Singh, son of Dal Singh, had two sons: Mehar Singh and Mulla Singh who had married Lashmi Kaur from Malwa. They had no children.

Mehar Singh had two sons: Chanan Singh and Naranjan Singh. They were born in Burma. Chanan Singh married a burmese woman and settled there. He visited Atta once with his family.

Naranjan Singh was adopted by his uncle Mulla Singh. Naranjan Singh married Surjit Kaur from Aimma. In 1957, the USA Goverment made a law which stated that Burmese refugees from India could apply for permanent settlement in the USA. Naranjan Singh and his family had immigrated to the USA. He has three sons: Avtar Singh, Bhajan Singh (Kamaljit Singh) and Balwinder Singh. Avtar Singh married Sukhvir Kaur from Jagatpur. They have one son, Sandeep Singh, and one daughter, Kristy Kaur. She is not married. Sandeep Singh married Manjit Kaur. They have two daughters: Jaya Kaur Sohal and Hennah Kaur Sohal. Bhajan Singh (Kamaljit) married Rajwant Kaur from Jagatpur. They have two sons: Pal Singh and Shaan Singh. Pal Singh married Nicki Kaur. They have one daughter, Rubi Sohal, and one son, Ezra Singh. Shaan Singh is not married.

Naranjan Singh also has three daughters: Parminder Kaur, Rashpal Kaur and Bhinder Kaur. Parminder Kaur married in Rajistan and Rashpal Kaur married in Ganna Pind. Bhinder Kaur is also married in Italy. Naranjan Singh’s family is living in the USA.


Mann Singh, son of Dhian Singh, had one son, Natha Singh. He had one son, Jagir Singh, who was married and had one daughter, Channo. Channo was married in Muthada Kalan. After the death of his wife, Jagir Singh bought a woman, Mohinder Kaur, to be his second wife. They had one son, Darshan Singh, and two daughters: Swarni and Birro. Jagir Singh had sold his farming land in Atta and bought cheaper land in Shamsabad in 1953.


Dial Singh, son of Dhian Singh, had one son called Hirra Singh who had two sons from his 1st marriage: Partap Singh and Hakam Singh. Partap Singh had two sons: Tara Singh (Patwari) and Ajit Singh (Khidi). Tara Singh married Beant Kaur from Ratainda. They had one son Dial Singh and three daughters: Harjinder Kaur married in Rurhka Kalan, Shinder Kaur and the third daughter married in Mao Sahib.

Ajit Singh married Chanan Kaur from Jadali. They had one son, Joginder Singh (Gindo) and three daughters: Rajinder Kaur married in Bathh, Gurbakhash Kaur married in Pasla and Jaswinder Kaur married in the Nawan Shehar area. Joginder Singh married Avtar Kaur from Bakapur. They had two sons and two daughters who are married.


Hakam Singh, son of Hirra Singh, had two sons: Gurbakhash Singh and Bakhsish Singh. He also had one daughter, Dalip Kaur, who was married in Nagar.

Gurbakhash Singh married Harbans Kaur from Bopa Rai Dona. They had four sons: Harbimal Singh, Surjit Singh, Amarjit Singh and Balbir Singh. They also have four daughters: Surjit Kaur married in Lallian, Avtar Kaur married in Hajara, Rajinder Kaur married in Rurhka Kalan and Balraj Kaur married in Noura Bhoura who lives in the UK.

Harbimal Singh married Manjit Kaur from Literhan. This family is living in West Bengal for decades.

Surjit Singh married Balbir Kaur from Jandiala Manjki. They had one son Upkar Singh and one daughter Pawanjit Kaur who married in Mandi. This family lives in Canada.

Amarjit Singh married Avtar Kaur from Dusanjh Kalan. They had one son and two daughters. This family lives in Canada.

Balbir Singh married Gurmeet Kaur from Amritsar. They live in Malaysia. Giani Gurbakhash Singh was a popular personallity.

Master Bakhsish Singh had two sons: Avtar Singh and Bhajan Singh who died in his young age.

Jagtar Singh lived in the UK and saved money to buy a farming land of 25 acres in Sham Churasi.

After few years in Panjab his family did not like the Indian system and returned to the UK forever.


Hirra Singh, son of Dial Singh, had three sons from his second marriage: Kartara Singh, Karam Singh and Hajara Singh. Kartara Singh had no children. Karam Singh had permanently settled in Argentina.

Hajara Singh married Dhan Kaur from Jadali. They had one son Kishan Singh and three daughters: Sino married in Adekali, Ratni and Udhi married in Danduwal.

Kishan Singh married Kartar Kaur from Kattan. They had three sons: Sarwan Singh, Piara Singh and Shingara Singh. They also had two daughters: Harbans Kaur and Gurbakhash Kaur both married in Pasla.

Sarwan Singh married Gian Kaur from Chemma Khurd. They had three sons: Satwinder Singh, Balwinder Singh and Tarlochan Singh. They also have one daughter, Jaswinder Kaur, who married in Nakodar and are now living in the UK.

Satwinder Singh is not married. Balwinder Singh married Purvi from Chacho Ki. They had two children Vivin and Harit. This family lives in Canada. Tarlochan Singh married Charanjit Kaur from Akalpur.They had two daughters: Pritam Kaur and Saihij Kaur. Satwinder Singh is running the City Palace Hotel and Tarlochan Singh is running the Shehnai Marriage Palace.

Piara Singh married Jagir Kaur from Chak Dhotharh. They had one son who married in Sangatpur. They also have one daughter Kulwant Kaur married in Dupaee (Kapoorthala).

Shingara Singh lived in the USA. He has one son and one daughter.

Kishan Singh was Sarpanch in the Gram Panchyiat in Atta for few years and Sarwan Singh was Namberdar in Atta.


Khiwan Singh son of Dasondha Singh had two sons: Sawan Singh and Wadhawa Singh, who had joined the Sikh army and sacrificed his life in the battlefield.

Sawan Singh had one son called Sardool Singh who had three sons: Uttam Singh, Dunna Singh and Mann Singh. Uttam Singh had one son Ishar Singh who married Malan from Kattan. They had two sons: Swarn Singh and Santa Singh. They also had one daughter Banti who married in Talwan.

Swarn Singh married to Kishan Kaur from Messopur. They had six sons: Karnail Singh, Gurmej Singh, Gurdial Singh, Surjit Singh, (Mohan Singh and Kundan Singh died in their young age). They also have one daughter Gurdial Kaur who married in Shadipur. She is living in the UK.

Karnail Singh married Surjit Kaur from Khotharh. They had two sons: Sikandar Singh and Mohinder Singh. They also had one daughter Surinder Kaur married in Lalian Kalan. Sikandar Singh married Amarjit Kaur from Khankhana. They had two sons: Baljit Singh and Sukhraj Singh. Sikandar Singh died in 1983.

Mohinder Singh married Gurdish Kaur from Khankhana. They had three sons: Satpal Singh, Pawanjit Singh and Harjot Singh. This family lives in the USA.

Gurmej Singh married Rashpal Kaur from Mehli. They had two sons: Sukhdev Singh and Harvinder Singh. They also have one daughter Paramjit Kaur who married in Budh Gahiran. She is living in the UK.

Sukhdev Singh married Manjit Kaur from Nawanpind Naicha. They had two sons: Inderjit Singh and Satwant Singh. They also have one daughter, Baljinder Kaur, who married in Partapura. Inderjit Singh married Satinder Kaur from Moron. This family lives in the UK.

Harvinder Singh married Rupinder Kaur from Bajrha Ludhiana. They had two sons: Atarpreet Singh and Atinderpal Singh who is living in New Zealand. They also have one daughter Kamaljit Kaur.

Gurdial Singh married Gurpal Kaur from Khaira. They had two sons: Jaswinder Singh and Charanjit Singh. They also have one daughter Jaswinder Kaur who married in Lakhpur. Jaswinder Singh married Simranjit Kaur from Muthada Kalan. They had two sons: Balwinder Singh and Gurvinder Singh. They also have one daughter Mandeep Kaur.

Charanjit Singh married Baljinder Kaur from Muthada Kalan. They had two sons: Gurjit Singh and Gurpreet Singh. They also have two daughters: Sandeep Kaur and Jaspreet Kaur. Charanjit Singh married Rajwinder Kaur from Ramewal after the death of Baljinder Kaur. They had one daughter Maya Kaur. This family lives in the UK. Surjit Singh married Nirmal Kaur from Haripur Khalsa. They had three sons: Major Singh, Kashmir Singh and Amritpal Singh. They also have one daughter, Talwinder Kaur. Major Singh married Sharan Kaur from Partapura. Amritpal Singh married Samantha. They had one daughter Simran Kaur and one son Kundan Singh. This family lives in the UK.


Santa Singh, son of Ishar Singh, married Gurbachan Kaur from Mehli. They had one son called Bikar Singh and one daughter named Gurdev Kaur who is married in Lakhpur. Bikar Singh married Kulwinder Kaur from Moron. They had two sons: Sukhjinder Singh and Jagjinder Singh. They also have one daughter, Mandeep Kaur, who married in Chitti. Jagjinder Singh married in Chahalan. They had one son Arjun Singh and one daughter Amrita Kaur. Sukhjinder Singh married Mainka Kaur from Moga. This family lives in the UK.


Dunna Singh, son of Sardool Singh, had three sons: Basant Singh, Dalip Singh and Shiam Singh.

Basant Singh and Dalip Singh had no children. Shiam Singh married Nihali from Atti. They had two sons: Rattan Singh and Chanan Singh. Rattan Singh married Bishan Kaur from Pallan. They had six sons: Santokh Singh, Amrik Singh, Mohinder Singh, Jagtar Singh, Balbir Singh and Sohan Singh. They also had one daughter called Balbir Kaur who married in Talwan. Mohinder, Jagtar and Sohan were not married.

Santokh Singh married Jagir Kaur from Uppal Jagir. They had three sons: Jaswinder Singh, Balraj Singh and Inderjit Singh. They also have one daughter Simran Kaur who married in Garha. Jaswinder Singh married Gurjit Kaur from Pasla. They had two sons: Harpreet Singh and Amandeep Singh. Harpreet Singh married Satinder Kaur from Mandali near Banga. They are living in Canada. Balraj Singh married Rajwinder Kaur from Jalandhar. They had one son called Prabhjot Singh and one daughter called Sonia Kaur. Inderjit Singh married Narinder Kaur from Fabrha. They had one son called Taranjit Singh and one daughter called Jasmeen Kaur. Inderjit Singh married Manjit Kaur from Rasoolpur after the death of Narinder Kaur. They had one daughter called Avneet Kaur.

Amrik Singh married Jarnail Kaur from Sherpur. They had three sons: Satnam Singh, Gurdeep Singh and Sukhraj Singh. Satnam Singh married Jasvir Kaur from Dhanda. They had one son called Harsimran Singh and one daughter called Jasanpreet Kaur. Gurdeep Singh married Rupinder Kaur from Kattan. They had two sons: Jaskamal Singh and Manjot Singh. Sukhraj Singh married Daljit Kaur from Talan. They had one son Gurvir Singh and one daughter Jaspreet Kaur.

Balbir Singh married Charan Kaur from Nangal Majha. They had two sons: Jaskaran Singh and Amarjit Singh. They also have one daughter called Nirmal Kaur who married in Nagar. This family lives in the UK. Balbir Singh died in 2015.

Chanan Singh married Chanan Kaur from Lalian. They had one son called Jarnail Singh who married Gurdev Kaur from Dhanda. They had two sons: Major Singh and Pala Singh. They also have three daughters: Jaswinder Kaur married in Herhian, Balbir Kaur married in Utter Pardesh and Kulwinder Kaur married in Jandiala Manjki.

Major Singh married Surjit Kaur from Jagpalpur. They had one son named Parvir Singh and one daughter called Rajvir Kaur.


Mann Singh, son of Sardool Singh, had one son called Wariam Singh. Wariam Singh had two sons: Lal Singh and Chain Singh. Wariam Singh also had one daughter called Raee, who married in Talwan.

Lal Singh married Basant Kaur from Jadali. They had four sons: Bhagata Singh, Guljar Singh, Darshan Singh and Sarwan Singh who was not married.

Bhagata Singh married Karam Kaur from Sariala Ranua Da. They had five sons: (Pritam Singh was not married), Kewal Singh Patwari, Pargan Singh, Lehamber Singh and Gurdev Singh. They also had one daughter called Surjit Kaur Jetto who married in Dupaee Kapoorthala.

Kewal Singh married Harbhajan Kaur from Mahaimma. They had two sons: Ravinder Singh (Sodi) and Sukhdev Singh (Raja). They also have three daughters: Gurbans Kaur married in Kang Sahbu, Sonu Kaur married in Kang Sahbu too and Bhupinder Kaur is married too.

Ravinder Singh married Kamaljit Kaur and Sukhdev Singh married Sandeep Kaur.

Pargan Singh married Gurmej Kaur from Sidhwan. They had two sons: Ranjit Singh and Pala Singh. Ranjit Singh married Binder Kaur from Nakodar. They had two sons: Sukhdeep Singh and Kirandeep Singh. They also have one daughter called Manvir Kaur. Pala Singh married Balwinder Kaur. They had one son called Talwinder Singh who married Tajinder Kaur from Kaler. Pala Singh also has one daughter, Ravinder Kaur.

Lehamber Singh married Surinder Kaur from Kotla. They had two sons: Sarabjit Singh and Sandeep Singh. They also have three daughters: Harjinder Kaur married in Jandu Sangha, Manjinder Kaur married in Bahowal and Mandeep Kaur married in Jandiala near Nawan Shehar. Sarabjit Singh married Amarjit Kaur from Landharha. They had one son called Jagdev Singh and two daughters: Parveen Kaur and Harpreet Kaur. Sandeep Singh married Rasneet Kaur from Gurhay. They had two daughters called Sonam Kaur and Shaan Kaur.

Gurdev Singh married Surjit Kaur from Dhienna. They had two sons: Jagjit Singh and Navjit Singh. Jagjit died in his young age. They also have two daughters: Rajinder Kaur married in Udhewal and Baljinder Kaur married in Chitti.

Guljar Singh married Mohinder Kaur from Dhanda. They had three sons: Jasvir Singh, Amrik Singh and Balbir Singh. They also have two daughters: Gurmeet Kaur married in Mehtan and Gurmel Kaur married in Kotli. Jasvir Singh married Balbir Kaur from Bharo Majara. They had three sons: Kirpal Singh, Inderjit Singh and Sukhjit Singh.

Amrik Singh married Harjit Kaur from Jamsher. They had two sons: Pinder Singh and Billu Singh. They also have one daughter called Kiran Kaur.

Balbir Singh married Manjit Kaur. They had two sons: Sandeep Singh and Mandeep Singh.

All these families are living in the UK.

Darshan Singh married Resham Kaur from Sherpur. They had two sons: Jaswant Singh (MA) and Talwinder Singh. They also have one daughter called Surinder Kaur who married in Muthada Kalan.

Jaswant Singh married Paramjit Kaur from Samrai. They had one son called Navjot Singh who is living in Canada.

Talwinder Singh married Jagdish Kaur from Hardaspur. They had one son called Harmanpreet Singh and one daughter called Kiranpreet Kaur.


Chain Singh, son of Wariam Singh, married Beant Kaur from Lalian. They had one son Harbhajan Singh. Chain Singh married Gurbachan Kaur from Lalian after Beant’s death. They had five sons: Tarsem Singh, Bhag Singh, Duman Singh, Bakhtawar Singh and Ajaib Singh. They also had one Daughter Harbhajan Kaur who married in Bathh. Harbhajan Singh married Harbans Kaur from Sangat Pur. They had one son called Kulwant Singh and one daughter called Avtar Kaur who married in Garhi Bakhash. Kulwant Singh married Harjinder Kaur from Slough near Nawan Shehar. They had one son called Gurminder Singh and one daughter called Ramandeep Kaur.

Tarsem Singh married Jarnail Kaur From Sidhwan. They had two sons: Davinder Singh and Sharanjit Singh. They also have one daughter Amarjit Kaur.

Bhag Singh married Mohinder Kaur from Slough near Nawan Shehar.

Duman Singh married Jaswinder Kaur from Jamsher. They had one son called Sukhvir Singh who married Balwinder Kaur from Ludhiana. Duman Singh has four daughters: Daljit Kaur, Sandeep Kaur, Jasdeep Kaur and Rajdeep Kaur. Girls have made a remarkable progress in their professional careers.

Bakhtavar Singh married Surjit Kaur from Jamsher. They had two sons: Gurpal Singh and Balraj Singh. They also have two daughters: Mandeep Kaur and Ranvir Kaur. Ajaib Singh married Manjit Kaur from Garh Shankar. They had one son called Rajinder Singh and one daughter called Narinder Kaur, who married in Jaitowali Jalandhar. Rajinder Singh married Baljinder Kaur from Lambrhi.

Chain Singh’ s family is living in the UK and in Canada.

Dal Singh, son of Nanak Singh, had one son called Bani Singh from his 1st marriage. Bani Singh had two sons: Alla Singh and Dasondhi Singh who was not married. Alla Singh had three sons: Gulaba Singh, Birbal Singh and Chuharh Singh. Gulaba Singh had four sons: Charan Singh (Billa), Dhanpat Singh (Dhanu), Kartara Singh and Hardit Singh (Kamala). Charan Singh married Partapi from Mehmoodpur. They had two sons: Nasib Singh and Hari Singh. They also had two daughters: Jai Kaur married in Partapura and Nasib Kaur married in Sanghe Khalsa. Nasib Singh married Udham Kaur from Jhingrhan. They had one son called Sohan Singh who married Mohinder Kaur from Majara Panua. They had one son called Kuldeep Singh and one daughter called Jaskamal Kaur who married in Ratainda. She is living in Canada. Kuldeep Singh married Sarabjit Kaur from Ramaah. They had one son called Rajandeep Singh and two daughters: Jaspreet Kaur and Raminder Kaur. This family lives in Bradford in the UK. Sohan Singh died in 2016.

Dhanpat Singh was married and had two daughters, who were married in Pandori Mattu. Hardit Singh had one son called Banta Singh who was not married. Hardit Singh also had one daughter called Sibo who married In Upal Khalsa.

Kartara Singh had two sons: Bawa Singh and Munsha Singh. Bawa Singh married Chanan Kaur from Ramaah. They had one daughter called Harbhajan Kaur who married Ajit Singh Toor from Dhaliwal. They had one son called Gurbakhash Singh Toor and two daughters: Rano and Charanjit Kaur, who both married in Hayran. Gurbakhash Singh married Paramjit Kaur from Talwan. They had one son called Tajinder Singh who married Sandeep Kaur from the USA. They had one daughter called Yesleen. This family lives in the USA. Gurbakhash Singh is the only one successor of his mother’s Property in Atta.

Birbal Singh, son of Alla Singh, had one son called Bhagwan Singh who married in Parojpur. He had four sons: Arjun Singh, Mehan Singh, Maluk Singh and Dharam Singh. Arjun Singh married Aas Kaur (Naini) from Mehmoodpur. They had one son called Darshan Singh and one daughter called Pritam Kaur who married in Puadhrha. Darshan Singh married Gurdev Kaur from Jadali. They had one son called Najar Singh and one daughter called Baljit Kaur who married in Gond Pur. Najar Singh married Balbir Kaur from Ratainda. They had one son called Jaskaran Singh and one daughter called Bhollan who married in Virkan.


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