Nagra

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For the Nagari village see → Nagari Dhandholi


Nagar (नागर) Nagari (नागरी)Nagra (नगरा) Nagra (नागरा ) is gotra of Jats in Punjab,Jammu and Kashmir and in Uttar Pradesh. [1] Nokar clan is found in Afghanistan. [2]

Origin

This gotra originated from place name Nagaur in Rajasthan. They are Nagavanshi and came from Nagaur so called Nagar. Some historians believe that they are termed so as they came from place Nagarkot (नगरकोट) in Nepal. [3]

History

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Jalandhar district

Villages in Ludhiana district

Villages in Nawanshahr district

Villages in Sangrur district

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Meerut,

Distribution in Jammu and kashmir

Sai Kalan, Sai Lag

Distribution in Pakistan

Nagra - The Nagra are connected with the Cheema clan, and claim Chauhan Rajput ancestry. They are found in Lahore, Gujranwala and Sialkot districts.

According to 1911 census, the Nagra was one of the Muslim Jat clans in Sialkot District with population 299.[4]

Notable person from this gotra

  • Jawan Sant Singh Nagra, of 39 Medium Regiment, made a supreme sacrifice while fighting the enemy in the Chhamb-Jaurian Sector of Jammu and Kashmir during the 1965 Indo-Pak war.[5]

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References

  1. जाट इतिहास:ठाकुर देशराज,पृष्ठ-586
  2. An Inquiry Into the Ethnography of Afghanistan By H. W. Bellew, The Oriental University Institute, Woking, 1891, p.111
  3. Dr Mahendra Singh Arya, Dharmpal Singh Dudee, Kishan Singh Faujdar & Vijendra Singh Narwar: Ādhunik Jat Itihasa (The modern history of Jats), Agra 1998, p. 260
  4. Census Of India 1911 Volume xiv Punjab Part 2 by Pandit Narikishan Kaul
  5. COSTLY JUSTICE- OF A MARTYR WIDOW

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