Ahluwalia

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Ahluwalia () is one of twelve Sikh Misls, or fighting clans, founded by the misldar (leader of the misl) Jassa Singh Ahluwalia of Jat family, in mid-eighteenth century Punjab, who also found the Kapurthala State. Some Hindu Punjabis also use Ahluwalia as their last name.

History and traditions

The term Ahluwalia came into use after the rise of a resident of the Ahlu village (located 11 miles S.E. of Lahore), Jassa Singh Ahluwalia as a misldar of the Sikh Empire of Punjab was the first Ahluwalia or Walia. Hence his descendants and followers came to be known by Ahluwalia or Walia in urban areas. Nowadays Ahluwalia's are categorized in to the Rajput/Jatt castes. Later, descendants of other non-Sikh residents of the village also started using Ahluwalia, now a sizable community among Punjabis.They are regarded in vey ROYAL communities in PUNJAB..some come under the JATT clans and many of them are hindus

Ahluwalia Chiefs

Kapurthala1777 Kapurthala state foundedRulers (title Sardar)Ahluwalia dynasty
  • 1777 – 20 Oct 1783 Jassa Singh (1718–1783)
  • 20 Oct 1783 – 1801 Bagh Singh (1747–1801)
RajasAhluwalia dynasty
  • 1801 – 20 Oct 1837 Fateh Singh (1784–1837)
  • 20 Oct 1837 – 13 Sep 1852 Nihal Singh (1817–1852)
  • 13 Sep 1852 – 12 Mar 1861 Randhir Singh (1831–1870)
Rulers (title Raja-i Rajgan)Ahluwalia dynasty
  • 12 Mar 1861 – 2 Apr 1870 Randhir Singh (s.a.)
  • 2 Apr 1870 – 3 Sep 1877 Kharrak Singh (1850–1877)
  • 3 Sep 1877 – 12 Dec 1911 Jagatjit Singh Bahadur......
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