Noteable Gujjars of India By Azeem Qamar Gujjar
Category :- History
Noteable Gujjars of India..................................................................... Gurjara-Pratihara Rulers (650-1036 AD)
Dadda I-II-III (650 – 750)
Nagabhata I (750 – 780) Vatsaraja (780 – 800) Nagabhata II (800 – 833) Ramabhadra (833 – 836) Mihira Bhoja I (836 – 890) Mahendrapala I (890 – 910) Bhoj II (910 – 913) Mahipala I (913 – 944) Mahendrapala II (944 – 948) Devpala (948 – 954) Vinaykpala (954 – 955) Mahipala II (955 – 956) Vijaypala II (956 – 960) Rajapala (960 – 1018) Trilochanpala (1018 – 1027) Jasapala (Yashpala) (1024 – 1036)
Gurjara-Pratihara, Solanki, Chauhan, Tomara, Parmara, Kasana (gotra), and Chapa (Gurjara) Dynasty Historian Vincent Arthur Smith wrote about the Gurjara-Pratihara empire. Scholars such as K. M. Munshi also stated that the Pratiharas, the Parmaras and the Solankis were imperial Gujjars.Scholars such as K. Jamanadas,D. B. Bhandarkar and Ramesh Chandra Majumdar stated that the Pratiharas were a clan of imperial Gurjars and they established Kannauj as their capital.Dasharatha Sharma pointed out that the Gurjaras and the Pratihars were not identical.But Sharma’s view has been discarded by most scholars. That the Pratiharas belonged to the same clan as that of Gurjaras was ostensibly proven by the phrase “Gurjara Pratiharanvayah” inscribed in the “Rajor inscription”. It is known that the Pratiharas belonged to the Gurjara clan. The Rashtrakuta records and the Arabian chronicles also identify the Pariharas with Gurjaras. According to some versions, the Solanki rulers got the status of Agnikula Kshatriyas after the Mount Abu legend, while historian Suryanath Kamath believes that Solankis were of Karnataka origin. According to a number of scholars, Chauhan was a prominent clan of Gurjaras.Historian Sir Jervoise Athelstane Baines states that the Gurjars were forefathers of the Sisodiyas. Mihira Bhoja I, ruler of Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty Prataprao Gujar (actual name Kudtoji Gujar) was the third royal Sarnaubat (Commander-in-chief) of Shivaji’s army, which was probably the most successful army in 17th-century India. Shri Devnarayan Bhagwan, medieval hero from Rajasthan who is worshipped as a folk deity Raja Nain Singh Prithviraj Chauhan, according to several scholars, was of Gurjar origin. Udai Singh Nagari, Nagari Gurjar ruler who fought against Babu Mata Gujri, wife of Guru Tegh Bahadur and mother of Guru Gobind Singh Anangpal Tomar. Freedom fighters ......................................................
Vijay Singh Pathik Kotwal Dhan Singh Gurjar, Indian freedom fighter; the first sepoy to revolt against the British in Meerut in 1857 Jograj Singh Gurjar belonged to the Parmar (Khubed) clan of Gurjars who chased Timur to Ambala and did not allow him to loot his kingdom. He hailed from a village near Haridwar called Kunja. Later this village was uprooted and destroyed by the Mughals. The clan of the Jograj Singh escaped from this village and reached Landhaura, where they settled and again established the Lundora Gurjar Kingdom. Ram Pyari Gurjar, a lady commander who fought against Timur Rao Kadam Singh of Parikshitgarh Raja Fathua Ganga Singh Gurjar Arjun Singh Gurjar, freedom fighter of India Ramdayal Singh Gurjar(Rousha), Hardayal Singh Gurjar(Rousa) and Nirmal Singh Gurjar(Rousha) Gotra rosse/Rousa of Village Sharakpur (now in Greater Noida) led an armed rebellion against the British in Bilaspur. Bilaspur was known as Iskaner Estate by the British. The Gurjars attacked Sikendrabad and captured the police station and tehsil. The trio were hanged on a big mango tree at a chowk in Bulandshahar. That chowk was declared as “Kala-Aam Chowk” because of the hanging of the three brothers and several other Gurjars. Now it is known as “Shahid-Chowk”. Gujjar Singh Banghi great Sikh warrior who ruled Lahore over 30 years Politicians ........................................................ Sardar Patel Kirori Singh Bainsla, leader of an Indian Gurjar caste protest movement, Rajasthan Rajesh Pilot, ex-Home Minister (State) – Government of India, Minister of Surface Transport, Minister of Telecom Sachin Pilot, youngest Member of Parliament, Minister of IT & Telecom, Government of India Avtar Singh Bhadana, Member of Parliament, Faridabad Dilip Singh Judeo, Member of Parliament, Chhatisgarh(UP) Govind Singh Gurjar, ex-Lieutenant Governor Puducherry, six-time MLA from Nasirabad (Ajmer) and former Minister of Rajasthan Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, former President of India Om Prakash Gurjar, who won the International Children’s Peace Prize Jaiveer Nagar Advocate Supreme Court & Vice Chaimain Bar Council Delhi former president Delhi Pradesh Youth Congress and Spokesman DPCC, first gujjar advocate chairman in Bar council in India and he was the first youth congress president in youth congress. Anil Chaudhary, MLA from Mayur vihar ,new delhi Vedram Bhati, cabinet minister UP, MLA from Sikandrabad (UP) Kanwar Singh Tanwar, India’s richest candidate of the last Loksabha election Malook Nagar from Meerut (Uttar Pradesh’s second richest candidate of Lok Sabha) Lakhiram Nagar, State minister of UP Madhu Gurjar, Mayor of Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) Prashant Chaudhary, MLC Ghaziabad-Meerut-Bagpat Anil Awana, MLC Noida (Uttar Pradesh) Kunwar Pranav Singh Champion MLA, Laksar, Haridwar, also ex-minister of Utrakhand[31] Ramsewak Singh Babu Ji, ex-MP Gwalior Subhash Chaudhary MLA, Palwal, Haryana Military ...................................
Sri Kamal Ram, recipient of the Victoria Cross, the youngest Indian recipient during the Second World War Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri, famous soldier from the Battle of Longewala. Border movie was made about his heroism at the Battle of Longewala; Sunny Deol played the part of Kuldeep Singh Chandpuri in the movie. Art and literature
Sahir Ludhianvi, a popular Urdu poet and Hindi lyricist and songwriter. Sahir Ludhianvi is his pseudonym. He won two Filmfare Awards, in 1964 and 1977, and in 1971 was awarded the Padma Shri. Ranjeet, Bollywood actor Madan Mohan, music director Mukesh Rishi, Bollywood actor Amraram Gurjar, traditional folk artist of Rajasthan, famous for popular Rajasthani epic Bagaravat Mahagatha Anandaram Gurjar SPORTS Ranjit Singh Gujjar – Table Tennis Player of Indian Para Team. Represented India at two International tournaments including Asian Para Games 2010, Guangzhou, China Bhim Singh (Gotra Bhati) – Won gold medal in the 1966 British Empire & Commonwealth Games: Wrestling – Men’s Heavyweight Division (100 kg); Arujna Award Winner. He is famous with the name of Bhim Pahalwan and he belongs to Village Rani-Rampur, Greater Noida (u.p). Yogesh Nagar, IPL Player with the Delhi DareDevils Arnika Gurjar, international basketball player Khivraj Gurjar, gymnast Om Prakash Karhana, Olympic shotput athlete Anita Mavi, Asian champion of Kabaddi Yogesh Bhati, wrestler, 100 kg Bronze champion Saurabh Singh Gurjar, arm wrestler of 110 kg National Bravery Award....................................................................................Rukhsana Kausar received the National Bravery Award (the Sarvottam Jeevan Raksha Padak)

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