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Chaho (चाहो) is a village in Ludhiana district in the Indian Punjab.


Some 8 miles distant from Bhadour in district Ludhiana[1]

Jat gotras


Lepel H. Griffin writes:[2]When the Emperor Babar invaded India in 1524, Sanghar waited on him at Lahore and entered his army with a few followers ; but soon afterwards he was killed at the battle of Panipat, on the 21st April 1526, when Babar defeated Ibrahim Lodi, with great slaughter, and gained the Empire of Dehli. This victory did not, however, lead him to forget the services of Sanghar, to whose son Bariam, he gave the Chaudhriyat of the waste country to the south-west of Dehli. A Chaudhri was, in the tine of the Empire, the head-man in a certain District, for the revenue collection of which he was responsible, receiving a percentage on the collections. His office was termed “Chaudhariyat." This office was confirmed to him by Humayun, the son and successor of Babar, in 1554. The name of Bariam is the only one by which this chief is historically known, but it was not his original name, and was given him by the Emperor in honor of his bravery, and signifies brave, Buhadar. He lived for the most part at Neli, the village of Sidhu's maternal relations, and also re-built Bhidowal, which had become deserted. He was killed about the year 1560, fighting with the Bhattis, and with him fell his grandson Suttoh. He left two sons, Mehraj, (commonly known as Maharaj) who succeeded to the Chaudhriyat, and Garaj, whose descendants people five villages in the Firozpur district. The only son of Mehraj had been killed in his father’s lifetime, and Pukko, the grandson, succeeded, but he was soon after killed in a skirmish with the Bhattis at Bhidowal. He had two brothers, Lukho and Chaho ; the descendants of the first live in Jakepal ; and of the second at the village of Chaho, some eight miles distant from Bhadour in the Ludhiana district. His sons were Habbal and Mohan, the latter of whom was confirmed as Chaudhri ; but he fell into arrears with the Government, and finding himself unable to pay what was due, and also being much harassed by his hereditary foes the Bhattis, he fled to Hansi and Hissar, where his relations were numerous, and, collecting a considerable force, returned home and defeated the Bhattis near Bhidowal.

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  1. The Rajas of the Punjab by Lepel H. Griffin/The History of the Patiala State,p. 6
  2. The Rajas of the Punjab by Lepel H. Griffin/The History of the Patiala State , pp.4-5

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