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Khokhar (खोखर)[1][2] Khokar (खोकर) Khokkar (खोक्कर) is a gotra of Jats found in Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh in India and Pakistan. Khokhar is a Baloch Jat clan found in Afghanistan.[3]It is an important tribe of Punjab (Pakistan).[4]

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Origin

They are mentioned in Vayu Purana and Visnu Purana as 'Kokarakas'. [5] [6]Khokhar is a derivative of Kukar. The Khokhars are found in Rajputs also.

Khokhars originated from Nagavanshi Karkotaka (कर्कोटक).[7]

History

The correct form of Khokhan is Khokhar, who were rulers in Raya (Mathura) and Sindh.[8]

Bhai Roop Chand ji Was also Khokhar who was devout sikh of Guru Hargobind Ji. There is village on his name Bhai Roopa in Bhatinda district of Punjab, India. Haral, Ajra, Bhalu and Bhala are the sub gotras of the Khokhar Jats.

Khokhars origin is from Central Asia. They were perhaps Central Asian Huns who repeatedly attacked North India.

They were same for north India's empires as barbarians or Huns were for Roman Empire.

They have very ancient and important history that needs to be researched. Khokhar Jats are said to have constructed fort at Kanwat village in Sikar district of Rajasthan. It was their capital.

H.A. Rose[9] writes that The Awans in Kapurthala are said to have the Jand got.

In Pakistan Khokhars are followers of Islam. A former high commissioner of Pakistan in India was Riaz Khokhar.

Sub Divisions of Khokhar gotra

There are several sub-divisions of the Khokhar gotra , such as the Bandial, Bhachar, Dholka, Ganjial, Jalap, Majoka, Nissowana, Rawal, and then Denaar (among muslims). According to H.A. Rose[10] Jat clans derived from Khokhar are: Bohla and Khokhar. Haral, Ajra, Bhalu and Bhala are also the sub gotras of the Khokhar Jats (Hindu and Sikh).

Khokhar Khap

They are found in the Punjab state. There are about 52 villages of the Khokhar Jats in Mathura and Aligarh districts. Khokhar is the major gotra of Kansala and Shamdi Rohtak Haryana.

Khokhar Khap has 52 villages in Uttar Pradesh in Mathura, Aligarh districts. 24 villages of Moradabad district are in this khap. 150 villages of this khap are in Punjab , Bhatinda district around Mansa Mandi. Jat gotra is Khokhar. [11]

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Hoshiarpur district

‎Khokhar Dawa Khri,‎‎Khokhar Dasua-1,‎Khokhar Dasua-2 ,Khokhar Dasua-3

Villages in Faridkot district

Kot Kapura,


Villages in Bhatinda district

Khokhar Gaon, Nehianwala, Sirie Wala,

Village in Firozpur district

Karni Khera,

Villages in Gurdaspur district

Khokhar named villages are in Gurdaspur tahsil of Gurdaspur district in Punjab, India.


Khokhar Kotli

Villages in Ludhiana district

Villages in Mansa district

Villages in Muktsar district

Villages in Rupnagar district

Villages in Sangrur district

Gobindgarh Moonak, Khokhar Village,

Distribution in Rajasthan

Kanwat village in Sikar district in Rajasthan was capital of Khokhar Jats.

Locations in Jaipur city

Ambabari, Chaumu House, Ganesh Colony (Khatipura), Gangani Kala (Dudu), Murlipura Scheme,

Villages in Jaipur district

Anantpura (Dudu), Chakwada Chauru (1), Chauru (1), Devkishanpura (1), Ganeshpura, Sanganer,

Villages in Alwar district

Ghat,

Villages in Ganganagar district

Khokharanwali,

Villages in Sikar district

Ghasseepura, Ghatamdaswali, Jharli Sikar, Mordunga, Raipura, Surani,

Villages in Jodhpur district

Godhan,

Villages in Nagaur district

Bhagwanpura, Bidiyad, Gotan, Khokharon ki Dhani, Kyamsar, Nawa,

Villages in Pali district

Jaitaran,

Villages in Tonk district

Kuhada Khurd, Khandwa , Banedia Bujurg , Dheebroo, Ghareda, Madhoganj , Morla , Nagar , Raghunathpura Parli , Suwadiyadi , Kalyan Pura Jhirana, Rahad unira Ganwar

Villages in Udaipur district

Khokharwas,

Villages in Kota district

Ganeshkhera,

Villages in Jhalawar district

Piplaj,

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Rohtak district

Kansala,

Villages in Sonipat district

Shamri,

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Agra district

Singma,

Villages in Bagpat district

Badarkha, Chhaprauli, Halalpur, Mukandpur, Rathoda, Talwada

Villages in Mathura district

Punjabi Nagra,Kharwa

Villages in Muzaffarnagar district

Datiyana, Muzaffarnagar,

Villages in Badaun district

Dharampur

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Villages in Ratlam district

Villages in Ratlam district with population of this gotra are:

Khokar in Kalmoda 1, Kotdi 1, Mundari 1,

Khokhar: Raoti 1, Ratlam 1,

Villages in Dewas district

Piplani,

Villages in Harda district

Atarsama

Distribution in Pakistan

List of Khokhar Towns and Villages

Villages in Jhelum

Pind Dadan Khan (Jhelum), Khokhar Malwana (Jhelum), Khokhar Aggar Khan (Jhelum),

Villages in Mandi Bahaudin

Thakkar Kalan (Mandi Bahaudin), Garh Qaim (Mandi Bahaudin),

Villages in Sargodha

Khamb Nau (Sargodha), Mitha lak (Sargodha),

Villages in Gujrat

Mari Khokhran (Gujrat), Khokhar Gharbi (Gujrat), Rindheer Khokhran (Gujrat), Kotli Khokhran (Gujrat), Shampur Khokharan (Gujrat),

Villages in Sialkot

Panwan Khokhar (Sialkot), Pindi Khokharan (Sialkot), Rhang khokhran (Sialkot),

Villages in Mianwali

Basti Khokhar (Mianwali),

Villages in Gujar Khan

Bhagwala Khokharan (Gujar Khan), Jhangh Khokharan (Gujar Khan),

Villages in Larkana

Khokhar (Larkana),

Notable Persons

In India

In Pakistan

  • Ghazanfar Ali Khan Khokhar - Former Minister of Food, Agriculture and Health, Ambassador to Iran 1948-1952, to Turkey 1952-1953, to India 1954-1956 and to Italy 1956-1957.
  • Riaz Khokhar - Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, High Commissioner to India 1992–1997, Ambassador to the United States 1997–1999 and to China 1999–2002.
  • M. Nawaz Khokhar - Former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Pakistan.
  • Justice Faqir Muhammad Khokhar - Judge, Supreme Court of Pakistan
  • Justice (Retd.) Fakhar un Nisa Khokhar - President, Lahore High Court Bar Association.
  • Barrister Tariq Mehmood Khokhar - Former Deputy Attorney General, Government of Pakistan
  • Malik Zaheer Abbas Khokhar - Former Member, National Assembly of Pakistan.
  • Malik Afzal Khokhar - Former Member, National Assembly of Pakistan.
  • Malik Karamat Ali Khokhar - Former Member, Provisional Assembly of Pakistan.
  • Malik Saif Al Malook Khokhar - Member, Provisional Assembly of Pakistan.
  • Malik Ali Abbas Khokhar- Member, Provisional Assembly of Pakistan.
  • Malik Nazar Farid Khokhar - Chairman Standing Committee, Provincial.
  • Malik Umar Farooq Khokhar -Deputy Director Hajj for Pakistan.
  • Malik Ahsen Farooq Khokhar - CEO, Khokhar Group of Industries *Multan,CEO AL Madinah hotels.
  • Malik Adil Imtiaz Khokhar - CEO Adil Associates Lahore, who belongs to the Khokhar Jat Gotra.

References

  1. B S Dahiya:Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study), p.240, s.n.119
  2. Jat History Dalip Singh Ahlawat/Parishisht-I, s.n. ख-1
  3. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, p.186
  4. Punjabi Muslalman by J M Wikely
  5. Elliot and Dowson, op. cit., and Tribes and Castes, Vol.II
  6. Bhim Singh Dahiya, Jats the Ancient Rulers, 1980, p. 262
  7. Dr Pema Ram:‎Rajasthan Ke Jaton Ka Itihas, p.19
  8. Mahendra Singh Arya et al.: Adhunik Jat Itihas, Agra 1998, p. 234
  9. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/A,pp.27
  10. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.376
  11. Dr Ompal Singh Tugania, Jat Samuday ke Pramukh Adhar Bindu, p. 15

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