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Raja Nipal Chand Naru was descended from Raja Ram Chand and belonged to the Surajbansi Rajput clan. He was the founder of the Naru clan and he was a great warrior.
He was converted in the time of Mahmud of Ghazni and took the name of Naru Shah. Naru Shah settled at Mau in Jalandhar, whence his son, Ratan Pal, founded Phillaur and hence founded the four Naru parganas of Hariana, Bajwara, Sham Chaurasi and Ghorewaha in Hoshiarpur and that of Bahram in Jullunder. The chief men of these parganas are still called Rai or Rana. Some kept Brahmans of the Baadeo got.
Mahmud of Ghazni conquered the country on both sides of the Sutlej, and placed Talochar in charge of it. After leaving Mau he made Bajwara his capital, but the attacks made on him by the hill chiefs compelled him to invoke Mahmud’s aid, and Pathan troops were sent to him who were cantoned along the foot of the Siwaliks and are still settled there. Rana Sihra, Naru Khan’s descendant in the fifth generation, returned to Ajudhia, whence Talochar had come, and re-conquered his ancient kingdom, over which he appointed a viceroy. He died at his way back to Punjab at Sunam.In 1274A.D His third descendant, Rana Mal, had five sons: Kilcha, Bhoja, Dhuni, Massa and Jassa, who divided the territory. Kilcha got the Hariana ilaqa with 750 villages, including Nandachuar, Bahram, Bulhowal, with the title of Tika. Dhuni got the Dhuniat, i.e., Patti, Khanaura, Muna, Badla, Harta, etc. Naru Khan’s grandson and son of Raja Rai Ratanpal Chand(who capture Phillaur) Rai Baripal Chand had already seized Bhangala, and Dasuya with 770 villages in 1071 A.D, .'
- Rose, H. A. (1996) . A glossary of the tribes and castes of the Punjab and North-West frontier province, Volume 1. Asian Educational Services. pp. 160–161. ISBN 978-81-206-0505-3.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: A glossary of the tribes and castes of the Punjab and North-West frontier province, Volume 1 by H. A. Rose
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