The founder of the Kakrala family was Kaur Singh, the brother of Tara Singh Kakar, the first ruler of Phillaur. On Tara Singh’s death he was succeeded by his brother Kaur Singh, who kept half the estates and gave half to Sadha Singh, the minor son of Tara Singh, and built a fort at Rámgarh near Phillaur.
When the army of Maharaja Ranjit Singh marched towards Phillaur, Kaur Singh became a vassal of Lahore Durbar. He died about 1809 and was succeeded by his sons, Gujar Singh, Nand Singh, and Dip Singh. The first deserted while stationed at Attock under Prince Sher Singh, and his jagir were attached by the Lahore Government. 1826, Sirdar Budh Singh Sandhawalia, was ordered to resume a number of the villages which had been left in jagir to the Kakars, and the year after still more were resumed. The descendants of Nand Singh’s however retained the jagir of Kakrala.