Luhach

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Luhach (लुहाच) is gotra of Jats found in Rajasthan, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. It is a branch of Chauhan. It is same as Lohach.

Origin

Variants

  • Loach (लोअच)
  • Loch (लोच)
  • Lohach (लोहच)
  • Loohach (लुहाच)

History

There are a few villages of the Luhach in Hapur district. The Luhach ancestors migrated from Nandha village in Charkhi Dadri (present day Haryana). It would be interesting to trace the why and how of this migration in the early 1700s. Harsh Singh Lohit has written family history from 1775 by when the small Luhach community was well settled in agriculture, so the migration must have taken place sometime before that.[1]

There must be about 750 Luhach in Bharangpur village today, and 1,500 in Nali Husainpur the original village of Luhach just a kilometre away. Three other villages with Luhach populations in our vicinity (5-7 kilometres) are Bhainsakhur, Sehra (near Kuchesar) and Ugrasain Nangla (near Bhawan Bahadur Nagar). [2]

Sub divisions of Chauhan

Bhim Singh Dahiya[3] provides us list of Jat clans who were supporters of the Chauhan when they gained political ascendancy. The Lohach clan supported the ascendant clan Chauhan and become part of a political confederacy.[4]

Distribution in Rajasthan

Locations in Jaipur city

Shyam Nagar,

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Lohach are found in around 12 villages near Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh.

Villages in Muzaffarnagar district

Villages in Hapur district

Bharangpur (750), Nali Husainpur (1500),

Villages in Bulandshahar district

Agota, Bhainsakhur, Ghana, Ugrasain Nangla (near Bhawan Bahadur Nagar), Sehra,

Distribution in Haryana

They are found in Distt Jind, Bhiwani in Haryana.

Villages in Bhiwani district

Nandha, Neemli, Siwara,

Villages in Jind district

Baroda, Bhirtana,

Villages in Jhajjar district

Girawar,

Villages in Hisar district

Mohlaa

Notable persons

  • Dr Jai Pal Singh Luhach : Padma Shri Dr. Jai Pal Singh (13 May 1930 – 24 September 1997) was a physician and educator.
  • Harsh Singh Lohit: Son of Dr Jai Pal Singh Luhach (13 May 1930 – 24 September 1997). He spent 25 years in the information technology industry after an MBA in the USA in 1987. His last professional career move was as a founder of a software company that was bought by the worlds largest BPO company in 2011. He has since 2011 gone back to the traditional occupation of farming.

External links

See also

References

  1. Harsh Singh Lohit:<harshlohit@gmail.com>
  2. Harsh Singh Lohit:<harshlohit@gmail.com>
  3. Jats the Ancient Rulers (A clan study)/Appendices/Appendix I,p.316-17
  4. A glossary of the Tribes and Castes of the Punjab and North-West Frontier Province By H.A. Rose Vol II/J,p.375-76

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