Saturday, September 5, 2020

The Mann Family Tree (Updated)


The Mann Family Tree updated 05 September 2020

The Mann Family Tree

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Sardar Bahadur Kirpal Singh Mann of Mannawala

Sardar Bahadur Kirpal Singh Mann was a Tall Handsome Jatt Sikh of the Mannawala Clan. He studied engineering at a prestigious college in Roorkee and also worked with the Punjab Irrigation Department as an Engineer for over 7 years. He began his life in Probyns horse.

He managed to earn considerable wealth and invested 18000 Acres of him which got him some 50000 per annum which was a huge amount in those days. He was a Darbari and a Zaildar of Mannawala. He was the wealthiest and most influential person of the family so he was regarded as the representative of the family.

Sardar Bahadur made Mannawala estate for his people. Grew Multifruit Orchids. He was the Honorary Magistrate of Mannawala. He was once invited by the British at the inaugural function for the New Capital in 1910. In that ceremony, he gave them Rs 50,000  and 500 Men with arms for the World War. Sardar Bahadur was the richest and influential landlord of that time and this earned him the title “Raja Kirpal Singh Mann”.

He had 3 Sons Sardar Mangal Singh, Sardar Jagjit Singh and Sardar Bahadur Kapur Singh.
Sardar Bahadur Kapur Singh who was an influential Politician was married to Rani Inder Kaur Daughter of Chaudhary Nihal Singh of Chuchak ki Mallian. Sardar Bahdur Kapur Singh and Rani Inder Kaur had only one issue Sardar Janpal Singh.

Sardar Janpal Singh Lost his Father at the age of 9 but was perfectly raised by Rani Inder Kaur. He got his education from Aitchison College (formerly Punjab Chiefs’ College) one of the prestigious colleges of that time. He was fond of horses and Polo later he got Married in Gajinderpal Kaur who comes from  an affluent Bajwa family of Sialkot

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A Journey from Karnal to Mogalchak and back

A Journey from Karnal to Mogalchak and back

Chaudhary Thind Singh Mann captured the fort of Ladia in present-day Karnal and brought fame and fortune to his family. He fought numerous battles against Sultans of Delhi and emerged victorious in most of them. Later on, he founded the village of Thedi Kakrsar in Mukhteshwar (Faridkot), which laid down the foundation of Mann kingdom. Later on one of his descendants, Ch Bhagmal Singh Mann captured the regions of Naurang Mandi (Pakistan), Dabwali (Haryana) and Mor Sadarni (Punjab). His grandson distinguished himself as a great warrior and constructed the fort of Rathi in Patiala. After some years Ch Kalu Mann built the fort in Ferozepur and earned great fame by becoming the follower of Guru Har Rai. Ch Kalu Mann was a very fierce warrior, who defeated the Afghans and captured their strongholds. When the Sidhu Jats invaded his Kingdom, he fought very bravely, but in the end, he was forced to retreat and lost his kingdom.

He moved to Jhajjar and founded the village of Lowa Kalan and died naturally. His descendent Ch Lad Singh was very ambitious and brave like his Fore-fathers; he collected a force of cavalry and went to Punjab to restore the lost glory of his family.

 In the year of great Drought and Famine Ch. Lad Singh Left Delhi and moved to a waste country near Gujjranwala and settled there. There he founded a little Village of Mann, and he was made headman over a circle of 22 Villages. His office of Chaudhary remained in the family for many Generations until the Mohammadan power declined.

Nikka, the fourth descendant from Ch Lad Singh, found the village of Nikka Mann but it was lost soon due to non-fulfilment of Government demands, and then Mir Hamza, Governor of Imanabad, gave it to his brother Mirza Kilab. Kilab later destroyed it and built hard by a new Village of Mogalchak. The Mann Family purchased it from the descendants of Mirza Kilab later.

Descendants of Ch. Lad Singh Mann became renowned warriors and established the estates of Mannawala, Mogalchak, Bhanga.

Now the Mann’s are settled mostly in Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab), Karnal and Sirsa.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Sons of Sardar  Sunder Singh Mann

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Sardar Sunder Singh Mann a Landlord of Village Mannawala (Now in Pakistan) had 3 Sons Sardar Sahib Singh Mann, Sardar Kehar Singh Mann and Sardar Labh Singh Mann.  
Sardar Sahib Singh Mann after getting the basic education he helped his father in managing the family farm at Mannawala. He had 3 Sons Namely Sardar Tirlok Singh being the eldest and two younger sons Sardar Gurdip Singh and Sardar Amarjit Singh was the youngest. Sardar Sahib Singh Mann was nominated Member of Punjab Legislative Council on 31st March 1952.
Sardar Kehar Singh Mann studied B.Sc. LLB from Lahore and he became a PCS officer. He was posted as Magistrate in Shimla. 
Sardar Labh Singh Mann joined revenue department and was a Tehsildar in Punjab.

They all worked for humanity and served the Public as they should have in the best manner, very Kind and pro-people, fought against wrong and evil helped the Poor and Needy.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sardar Bhupinder Singh Mann

Sardar Bhupinder Singh Mann
Sardar Bhupinder Singh Mann was Born in the famous Mann clan of Mannawala in Sheikhupura district now in Pakistan in July, 1916, Sardar Bhupinder Singh Mann graduated from Government College Lyllalpur( Now in Pakistan) and graduated in law from Law college, Punjab University, Lahore. While in college at Lahore, in collaboration with Prof. I.C. Nanda, a well- known punjabi play Wright and the then cultural czar, he was one of the first exponent of 'Bhangra’, the Punjabi folk dance in its present form.       
. He underwent imprisonment for participating in nationalist movement from 1942 to 1945. He was member, Punjab Congress Committee in 1946 and later on General Secretary Shiromani Akali Dal in 1947. He was one of Sikh representatives in the Indian constituent Assembly. After partition, his family settled in District Fatehgarh Sahib.  
He was arrested by the British in 1942 during the Quit India movement and kept interned upto 1945. Late, he was elected a member of the Assembly of the United Punjab at Lahore. The high point of his political career was being a member of the National Constituent Assembly. Being a gifted speaker, he actively participated in the assembly debates. Later, he was the Finance Minister in the Sardar Gian Singh Rarewala ministry of PEPSU.
He was a keen horticulturist and bequeathed one of the best multifruit farm at village Barra. The multifaceted personality passed away in 1993.

Friday, August 3, 2018

Sardar Balbir Singh Mann

Sardar Balbir Singh Mann, the eldest child of Gurcharan Singh Mann, a Rich Landlord of Village Mannawala District Sheikhupura (now in Pakistan) was born in 1919. His Father was one the chiefs of Punjab and after the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre he came openly against the British. He was fired with the Spirit of nationalism at a very young age of 10 years. He passed his matriculation from Barapind District Jalandhar and then joined P.C. College in Lahore for Graduation. Barapind was the hub of the ongoing national activities so he could not immune himself from its revolutionary influence.  While studying in college he went to meet  Mahatma Gandhi in his Ashram. Along with his Aunt Bibi Gurbachan Kaur, one of the known women social worker of Punjab who remained in the forefront of the women’s movements post Independence in Punjab. Bibi Gurbachan Kaur was a Blind Philanthropist and opened educational institutes for girls including Mata Gujri college Fatehgarh sahib. Influenced by Gandhi he took to wearing Khadi.    
He was an active participant in Quit India Movement. He and his Uncle Sardar Bhupinder Singh Mann riding a Bullock Cart in Sheikhupura raised Slogans against the British Rule. They both were taken into custody and sent to Sheikhupura Jail. The British Government had a lenient view so he was released after five months.
After his release he became a member of the Congress and organized an underground group of Young and Enthusiastic Nationalist volunteers. He inculcated the masses with values of Socialism, Secularism and Nationalism. On the eve of Independence he matured into a hard boiled socialist at the age of 30. He passed away in 1984.

Friday, July 24, 2009

The Mann Family Tree

The Mann Family Tree

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Death of Gen. Zorawar Singh

Gen. Zorawar Singh joined as a messenger boy in the Dogra Corps of the Khalsa Army of Lahore Darbar. He was stationed in Jammu under the command of Raja Gulab Singh, Governor of Jammu and a favourite of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. It further says that Gen Zorawar Singh was given the command of the best soldiers to bring Leh under the control of the Maharaja of Punjab. He captured Sanku, Ladakh, Purag, Kartee and fort of Suru and Sod.
In violation of the Treaty of 1809 with the Lahore Darbar, the English pressured Maharaja Sher Singh to direct his feudal lords to withdraw from Lama’s territory. Gen Zorawar Singh was recalled but before the order could reach him, he was surrounded by a numerically superior Chinese force.
He was hit by a bullet and the enemy took away his body. About 20 km from the present Indo-Chinese border, the Tibetans raised a memorial in his honour — the only memorial in the world in the honour of a defeated commander at the place of his death at Tpyo, duly sanctified by a samadhi called “Singha-ka-chorten”.
During the Indo-Chinese war in 1962, the samadhi is said to have been demolished by the Chinese forces.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Maharaja Ranjit Singh & Gen. Zorawar Singh

Maharaja Ranjit Singh & Gen. Zorawar Singh13 Jul, 2008 9:43 AM
General Zorawar Singh Mann was an eminent dignitary of the Lahore Darbar of Maharaja Ranjit Singh. The young Zorawar had joined the Dogra Corps of the Khalsa Army of Maharaja Ranjit Singh as a boy messenger, in the unit stationed at Jammu under the command of then (Raja) Gulab Singh. He rose to the rank of Governor of Kishtawar by dint of his valour and war like qualities. He had remained loyal to Maharaja Ranjit Singh and used to seek his advice and blessings on military matters. It was further observed that it was the interference of the British, in a bid to protect their self-interest that weakened the General's position during his expedition to Lama's territory and ultimately led to his death. However, the General's death was avenged by the Punjab army within months and the Chinese forces were completely routed in August 1842. It may be recollected that the Postal Department had published a brief biographical note on General Zorawar Singh in the information brochure that was published along with the commemorative postage stamp released on 31.12.2000. Some additional information was furnished by the Hon'ble Sardar Simranjit Singh Mann, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), would be of interest to the general public.Link to the Postal Stamp of S. Zorawar Singh Mann released by Department of Posts India:

Mann Family History

Mann Family History 13 Jul, 2008 9:41 AM
The jats of the Punjab are divided into some 90 tribes with numberless sub divisions. Of these, the three oldest & from whom many of the others have descended are the tribes Mann, Haer & Bhullar. When the ancestors of the mann jats emigrated to the Panjab. They inhabited the country about Delhi,and to this day mostly in Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab) and Sirsa, Karnal, Kurukshetra in Haryana..Of this tribe and caste are Many famillies distinguished in Punjab history.There is the Amritsar family of Mananwala,The Gujaranwala family of mogalchak,while to other branch Khan Singh Mann of multan celebrity and his gallant cousin Bhag Singh belonged.Chief of the Ramnagar branch was Sardar Desa Singh Mann,Kardar of the Ramnagar Parganna,whose great grandson Ganda Singh,the only representative of the family, is living great poverty at Amritsar. Of the Mann-blood,also,are the once powerful houses of Bhagga and Malwa,now represented by Sardar Bhup Singh Dabbanwala and Sardar Sarup SinghMalwai.Ladda,the founder of the Mogalchak family,left Delhi in the year of a great drought and famine,and settled in the waste country near Gujranwala,where he found the little village of Mann,and was made headman over a circle of 22 Villages. This office of Chowhri remained in the family for many generations till the decline of the Muhammadan power. Nikka,the fourth in descent from ladda, founded the village of Nikka Mann ,but this soon passed out of his hands on account o a failure to meet the government demand and Mir Hamaza ,Governer of Imanabad,gave it to his brother Mirza Kilah,who destroyed it and built hard by a new village which is called mogalchak. this village the Mann family purchased latter from the descedants of of Mirza Kilah,and here they now reside. Sarja Singh is said to have been a follower of Sardar Charat Singh Sukhchakia ,but little is known about him. He died in 1763 ,leaving four sons Jai Singh, Mana Singh, Nar singh and Pahar singh.

Pahhar Singh Mann

Pahaar Singh Mann13 Jul, 2008 9:38 AM
Pahaar Singh: though the youngest of the brothers be more conveniently, will treated of first; as he was the most distinguished, and it was in a great measure through his assistance that his brothers rose in the world .He entered Charrat Singh’s service as a trooper; but soon distinguished himself for energy and courage; obtained a grant of the four villages Jokian, Kalerh, Sal and Takuan, worth Rs 3,277 and assumed the titlr of Sardar Under Singh Mahan Singh Sukarchakia his influence steadily increased, and he obtained Rs 11000 of additional Jagirs near Ramnagar. He showed great gallantry in the many campaigns against the Chatthas; and under Ranjit Singh he served at Attock, Baisa and elsewhere. At the time of his death, in 1813 his Jagirs amounted tp upwards of 2 Lakhs of rupees, subject to the service of 500 horses, 2 guns and 7 zamburahs or camel swivels. Left one son Hari Singh a minor, and Sardar Hukma Singh Chimmi was appointed his guardian. Rs47,000 of his fathers Jagirs were released to him, subject to the service of 125 horses; and when he became old enough to enter the army he was placed under Misr Diwan Chand, with whom he served at Bannu and Multan. He died of paralysis in 1821, being only 22 years of age. His two sons Jagat Singh and Partab Singh were, at their father’s death, infants and the Jagirs were consequently resumed; with the exception of Rs 5,200 subject to the service of 18 horsemen . In 1843 Jaggat Singh was appointed orderly officer of Raja Hira Singh, and Pratab Singh was made commandant in the Miwiwala regiment. Under the Darbar, Jaggat Singh was colonel of a cavalry regiment. Which formed part of Maharaja Dalip Singh’s body guard, and during the disturbance of 1848 – 49, he with his troops remained faithful to government. Jagat Singh died in 1860, leaving two sons, Nihal Singh and Narain Singh aged respectively 22 and 13 years at the time of his death. Jaggay Singh was in the enjoyment of Jagirs worth Rs4000 of these a portion have been resumed, and his sons hold, in perpetuity, Rs1,637 being the Mouza of Kalerh, and a share of Mogalchak in the Gujaranwala district