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Our Ancestors


DYNASTY: Sandhu Sansi Jat;  RELIGION: Sikh;  CAPITAL: Gujranwala

Sardar Naudh Singh on becoming Khalsa was given a petty tract of land around Gujranwala that he renamed as Shukar Chak i.e. Thanks for the land. Sardar Charat Singh was the eldest son of Sardar Naudh Singh, the father of Maha Singh, and the grandfather of Ranjit Singh. Charat Singh created the Shukarchakia band or Misl

Sardar Budha Singh

Born in 1670 as Desu, initially he was a cattle thief and he took pahul. Sardar Chanda Singh, he moved to
Sandhanwala in Sialkot district, after his father died, he moved on to Sansi, about 12 kms from Amritsar, married and had issue, the Sandhanwalia Sardars of Raja Sansi, which was founded in about 1570,and is the seat of this family.


Sardar Naudh Singh

First Misldhar of the Sukerchakia Misl 1748/1752,married (amongst others) in 1720, Sardarni Lali Kaur,daughter of Gulab Singh of Majitha, and hadissue, four sons. He was killed in an attack on Bhatto village in 1752. Sardar Charat Singh (qv),Sardar Chet Singh,Bibiji (name unknown) Kaur, married Sardar Dal Singh, Kalianwala (died 1823).


Sardar Charat Singh

He was the 2nd Misldhar of the Sukerchakia Misl 1752/1772, born about 1721, he distinguished himself at an early age in campaigns against Ahmad Shah Abdali and split from the Singhpuria Misl to establish the Sukerchakia Misl in Gujranwala in 1752, he attacked and plundered. Eminabad, then captured Wazirabad.


Sardar Mahan Singh

He was the 3rd Misldhar of the Sukerchakia Misl 1772/1790, he built a fortress which he named Garhi Mahan Singh within the walled town of Gujranwala and increased the number of horsemen to 6,000,he then captured Rasulnagar from the Chatthas, and took Pindi Bhattian, Sahiwal, ‘Isakhel and Jhang, in 1782, he sacked Jammu.


Sardar Ranjit Singh

He was the 4th Misldhar of the Sukerchakia Misl 1790/1799, he succeeded to a sizeable estate in northwestern Punjab, inheriting a band of intrepid horse and matchlockmen, and initially his step-mother, was able to keep the Misl together until he attained his majority. Subsequent history is that of Lahore (qv).