Bhangu–is a Jat clan and majority of this clan peoples is founded in Punjab , The Bhangu and Nol were among the earliest inhabitants of the Jhang District and held the country about Shorkot, the Nol holding that round Jhang itself before the advent of the Sials, by whom both tribes were overthrown. Probably the same as the Bhango, supra. Also in this clan gives many warriors likes Ratan Singh Bhangu, the author of Panth Prakash , Bhai Mahtab Singh Bhangu, Jodh Singh Bhabhi Of Narpur Estate, Sardar Gian Singh Of Rarevala Estate, Former Chief Minister of PEPSU and many more’s.

Geographical distribution of Bhangu’s :-

The Bhangu clan is found in Amritsar, Patiala (Rajpura), Ropar, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib, Sangrur (Sunam, Barnala), Gurdaspur, Jalandhar, Mansa and Hoshiapur districts of Indian Punjab. They are also found in the district of Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan since the 1920’s.

In the Punjab Province of Pakistan they are in Sialkot, Narowal, Montgomery (Sahiwal), Gujranwala, Kasur, Sheikhupura and Jhang districts. The Bhangoos hold large villages in the district of Amritsar. In the Sindh province of Pakistan the Bhangu are found in Khairpur district. Sub-divisions

The Bhangu in the adjoining Fatehgarh Sahib and Ropar districts use Hir-Bhangoo, Bhangoo (Bhangu)-Hira or Hira as their surname. “Hir” in these areas is a subdivision of Bhangoos. In 1923-1924 the population of the Hir-Bhangoo subdivision was approximately 2176 people.

References :-

  • A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose.
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