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Pannu (पन्नू)[1][2] Pann (पान्न)[3] [4] Pannam (पन्नम)[5] Paanoo (पानू) [6]Panu, Punnu (पुन्नू)[7] Punnun (पानू/पुन्नू), Punn (पुन्न/ पुण्ण) Pannag (पन्नग)[8] is gotra of Jats found primarily in the Northern Indian states of Haryana, Rajasthan and Punjab. They are mainly located in the Doaba and Majha region. Pannu's are also found in the Malwa region specifically Ludhiana. Most of them are Sikhs by religion. Pannu is also a common surname in Finland. Pannu (पन्नू) Pannam (पन्नम) Jat gotra is found in some villages of Hansi in Haryana and Gwalior region of Madhya Pradesh.


They are said to be descendants of Nagavanshi ancestor Pannaga (पन्नग).[9]

Pannam (पन्नम) were the rulers of ancient Pravartaka (प्रवर्तक) ganarajya. [10]

Punnu (Surajbansi) origin is claimed by the Dudhrai, Poti, Gil, Thuthal, Mathi, Nat.[11]

इतिहासकार बीएस दहिया लिखते हैं,...... "46 ई. का हूणों का सम्राट् पौणु भारतीय जाट कबीले पन्नू का प्रतीक हो सकता है।"[12] यहां प्रयुक्त नाम सम्राट् पौणु प्रख्यात सम्राट् Punu Huna ही है, जो 47 ई. में उत्तरी क्षिओंग-नू साम्राज्य का शासक बना तथा जो माओदून हूण (हेंगा गोत्री[13]; 209 ई. पू. का क्षिओंग-नू/हूण सम्राट्) का वंशज था। उसने 84 ई. तक उत्तरी क्षिओंग-नू साम्राज्य पर राज किया।

Villages founded by Pannu clan


Bannu originated from Sanskrit word - Varnu. The ancient Indian name Varnu is based on Jat clan Pannu. [14]

In Vana Parva, Mahabharata/Book III Chapter 170, Matali describes about Daitya's daughter, named Pulama and a mighty female of the Asura order, Kalaka by name, who practised severe austerities for a thousand celestial years. And at the end of their austerities, the self-create conferred on them boons --that their offspring might never suffer misfortune; that they might be incapable of being destroyed even by the gods, the Rakshasas and the [Pannaga]]s; and that they might obtain a highly effulgent and surprisingly fair aerial city, furnished with all manner of gems and invincible even by the celestials, the Maharshis, the Yakshas, the Gandharvas, the Pannagas, the Asuras and the Rakshasas.

Distribution in Haryana

Villages in Hisar district

There are a number of villages of this gotra in Hansi(हांसी) tehsil, such as Thurana, Puthi Saman, Mohlaa, often known as Mohlaa (मोहला) Badchhapar (बङछपर) due to the vicinity of village Badchhapar.

Villages in Karnal district

Pannu gotra Jats live in villages: Phurlak,

Villages in Jind district

Pannu gotra Jats live in villages: jhamola

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

Villages in Meerut district


Distribution in Rajasthan

Villages in Gwalior district


Villages in Tonk district

Paanoo (पानू) Panu (पानू) gotra Jats are found in Tonk district in Rajasthan. Aranya Kankad (4),

Distribution in Punjab

Villages in Rupnagar district

Villages in Amritsar district

Chaudhriwala, Majha, Naushera Pannua,

Notable Persons

  • Taapsee Pannu (born 1 August 1987) is an actress from Delhi. She is the recipient of a Filmfare Award and has featured in Forbes India's Celebrity 100 list since 2018.
  • H S Pannu - HCS Haryana (Retd.) 355, Sector-21, Panchkula Panchkula, Haryana Ph:0172-573355 (PP-1052).
  • Baba Akaldas (बाबा अकालदास ) - Pannu Gotra.
  • Devinderjit Singh Pannu (Major) (10.04.1941 - 05.12.1971), Vir Chakra (posthumous), became martyr on 05.12.1971 during Indo-Pak war 1971. Unit: 5 Sikh Regiment. He was born at Multan, Pakistan, on 10.04.1941 but his family shifted to Jalandhar in Punjab, India.
  • Air Cmdr. T. Pannu - Retd. Defence, 256, Sector -17 (Defence Colony), Gurgaon, Haryana, -122001. Ph: 0124-2347644, 9968101544, (PP-278)
  • Dr.Sundeep Pannu - Ex.Medical officer (Hry.Govt.) MBBS, MS Ophthal.FVRS,(EYE Super Specialist) #294 U.E.-2 Hisar, Haryana Pin-125001 mail id.
He was in Unit Para Battalion (Maratha).
He retired as Major General.

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