Hindi Name


Time Period

1750s to 1947


Bhanga Singh is the great-great-grandson of Dharam Singh, first cousin of the celebrated Sardar Tara Singh, Gheba, whose history has been given in another chapter. These chiefs joined the Bhangi Sardars in the sack of Kasur in 1758, enriching themselves with the booty. They grew in power and acquired large estates in the Nakodar Tehsil of the Jullundur Doab and in Ferozepore. They took Dharamkot from the Rais of Raikot, and strengthened their position by building a mud fort within the village. They also captured Ramanwala and Mari in the Moga Tahsil, Kaur Singh, brother of Dharam Singh, took Kang in Nakodar and Fatehgarh Panjtah, on important place in the Zira Tehsil. His descendants now live in the Jullundur district. The brothers separated in 1768. Dharam Singh founded the existing village of Dharmsinghwala and made it his headquarters. Maharaja Ranjit Singh gave him a cluster of villages in the neighbourhood, taking away from him the Lohian ilaqa  in Nakodar, north of the Sutlej. His grandson, Sher Singh, was killed at Peshawar in 1836, fighting under Maharaja Ranjit Singh. Gurdit Singh and Deva Singh were confrmed at annexation in the jagirs which they had inherited on the death of their grandfather, Dharam Singh; comprising the villages of Dharamsinghwala, Ramgarh, Khera, Daroli and Milak Akalian in Tabsil Zira, and half of Mahla Khurd in Tehsil Moga. This last village was afterwards exchanged for Sadhiwal, Sayad Muhammad and Rajanwala, all in the Zir Tahsil. To Deva Singh fell Phida, Kot Karor and Kotla in Tehsil Ferozepore. Gurdit Singh, who was an Honorary Magistrate, died in 1861, He received a Khilat and sanad for services rendered during the Mutiny. Suchet Singh, his son, married a Muhammadan lady in 1884, and adopted her religion, taking the name of Sachet Muhammad.The relatives of his Hindu wife obtained the conveyance to her son, Bhanga Singh, then an infant, of half the property, both jagir and ownership rights. On the death of his father, in 1891, Bhanga Singh succeeded to the whole of the estate and jagir, the value of the latter theu being Rs. 1,483 per annum. He was married first in 1804 but separated from his wife after gifting away the village of Kanuwala to her for her and her children’ maintenance. She, however, died, and so did her three sons, but a daughter still survives. He married again after some time and has two song from the second wife. Besides he has one son Gurnam Singh from a concubine. To Gurman Singh he has gifted a village, Ramgarh, and a jagir of Re. 800 per annum. Sardar Bhanga Singh gare eleven recruits during the Great War and has since contributed various mall gum towards several funds of public welfare.His proprietary holdings consist of eight villager-Dharamsinghwala, Ramgarh, Rajanwala, Khera Daroli, Raowal, Said Muhammad, Shadiwal and Akalianwala, Narain Singh, grandson of Deva Singh, enjoys a Jagir worth Rs. 2,000 per annum, in addition to an income from other sources of about Re. 4,000. The family has no seat in Darbar. Dera Singh’ grandson, Narain Singh, lives st Phidda in the Ferozepore District. He married thrice and has a son, Raghbir Singh. He has added considerably to his property and his income amounts to Rs. 10,000 per annum. Sardar Narain Singh was a Kursi Nashin.


  • Sarhana, a Jat zamindar of the Kang clan, married and had issue, two sons.
    • Amrika, married and had issue.
      • Sardar Tara Singh Ghaiba of Rahun
    • Bhumia, married and had issue.
      • Dargaha Singh [aka Dargona Singh], died 1757.
      • Sardar Kapur Singh [aka Kaur Singh], he captured Kang in Nakodar and also took Fatehgarh Panjtah, an important place in Zira tahsil; married and had issue. He died 1788 or 1792.(see Sarhali)
        • Dharam Singh, (see below)
  • Dharam Singh, a cousin of Sardar Tara Singh Ghaiba, participated in the campaigns of the Khalsa, fighting against Mughals and Afghans in the second half of the eighteenth century, he took part in the conquest of Sirhind and the partition of territory by Sikhs in January 1764 when he occupied a cluster of villages and founded amid them his own Dharmsinghwala in Firozpur district in 1768, married and had issue, two sons. He died 1815.
    • Sardar Mohar Singh, died 1815.
    • Sardar Dal Singh, married and had issue. He died 1825.
      • Sardar Sher Singh, he was killed at Peshawar in 1836.
      • Sardar Gurdit Singh, an Honorary Magistrate; married and had issue. He died 1861.
        • Sardar Suchet Singh, born 1856, he converted to the Muslim faith and became known as Suchet Muhammed, married 1stly, a Hindu wife, married 2ndly, 1884, a Muslim lady, and had issue. He died 1890/1891.
          • Sardar Bhanga Singh, Jagirdar of Dharmsinghwala (by 1st wife), born 1881, on his father's death, he succeeded to the whole of the estate and jagir; married 1stly, in 1894 (sep'd.), Bibiji (name unknown) Kaur, she was gifted the village of Kanuwala for her maintenance, she had issue, three sons and one daughter, married 2ndly, and had issue, as well as further issue. He died after 1935.
            • Harbans Singh, died 1911.
            • Balwant Singh, died 1920.
            • Sabajit Singh, died 1909.
            • Gurnam Singh, born 1922, he was granted the village of Ramgarh and a jagir worth Rs800 p.a.
            • Atal Deo Singh (aka Atal Dev Singh) , born 1926 , was married had issues with two sons
              • Amritpal Singh Kang, was married had issue with one son :-
                • Sandeep Singh Kang
              • Jatinder Pal Singh Kang , was married had issues with two sons -
                • Randeep Singh Kang
                • Mandeep Singh Kang
      • Sardar Deva Singh, he and his older brother were confirmed at annexation in their jagirs that they inherited from their grandfather; married and had issue. He died 1875.
        • Sardar Bakhshish Singh, married and had issue. He died 1877.
          • Sardar Narain Singh, born 1876, a Kursi Nashin; married and had issue.
            • Kaka Raghbir Singh alias Sarjit Singh, born 1928.
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