Sunam

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Sunam on Map of Sangrur district

Sunam (Hindi: सुनाम, Punjabi:ਸੁਨਾਮ) is a city and tahsil in Sangrur district in the Indian state of Punjab.

Villages in Sunam Tahsil

Akalgarh, Bagrol, Bakshiwala, Bhaini Gandhwan, Bharur, Biggarwal, Bir Kalan, Changliwala, Chatha Nakta, Chatha Nanhera, Chaubas, Cheema (NP) Chhahar, Chhajla, Chhajli, Daska, Dewangarh Alias Kaimpur, Dhaliwalbas, Dhandial, Dhandoli Kalan, Dhandoli Khurd, Dharamgarh, Dharamgarh Chhanna, Dialgarh Jejian, Dirba (NP), Dola Singhwala, Fatehgarh, Gaga, Gandwan, Ghanaur Jattan, Ghanaur Rajputa, Ghasiwala, Gidrani, Gobindgarh Jejian, Gobindpura Nagri, Gujran, Hambalbas, Harigarh, Haryau, Jakhepalbas, Janal, Jharon, Kadar Nagar Alias Munshiwala, Kahangarh, Kakuwala, Kalampur, Kanakwal Bhangwan, Karial, Katra Amru, Kauhrian, Khadial, Khanal Kalan, Khanal Khurd, Khanpur Faqiran, Kheri Naga, Khetla, Khokhar, Ladal, Ladbanjara Kalan, Ladbanjara Khurd, Maidebas, Mard Khera, Mauran, Mehlan, Mojowal, Namol, Nangla, Nihalgarh, Nilowal, Phulera, Ramgarh Jawanda, Rampura Gujran, Ratolan, Ratta Khera, Rattangarh Alias Pattianwali, Rattangarh Sidhran, Rogla, Rorewala, Samuran, Sangatiwala, Sangatpura, Sansarpura, Santpura, Satoj, Shadi Hari, Shafipur Kalan, Shafipur Khurd, Shahpur Kalan, Shahpur Khurd Alias Lakhmirwala, Sheron, Sihal, Sullar, Sunam (M Cl), Taranji Khera, Tolawal, Toor Banjara, Ubha, Ugrahan,

History

Sunam means the name with a good reputation. This is the birth place of the famous patriot, Shahid Udham Singh who took the revenge of massacre of innocent Indians by the British on April 13 in 1919 in JAHLLIAN WALA Bagh in Amritsar by shooting O'Dwyer,in Caxton Hall in London on 13 March, 1940 as he was the one who had ordered the shooting of a large and peaceful meeting of the patriots in the Bagh by using machine guns and killed hundreds of them as the garden had just one narrow lane to enter and it was surrounded by walls with no exit gates elsewhere. The machine guns were placed in the only escape lane which was actually both, the way in and out and many in the gathering there jumped into the famous well in the garden to save their lives and drowned. Thousands of people pay their homage to the killed patriots daily by bowing to this garden, the well and by remembering Shahid Udham Singh of Sunam.

Sitasar: Another local attraction, "Sitasar", a pond which has dried out now in Sunam, is said to be the place where Sita (wife of Lord Ram) washed her hair during the exile.

Gurudwaras: There are number of Gurudwaras in Sunam. The most well known is the Gurdwara of the first guruji Guru Nanak, where he stayed for a night.

Notable persons

Ramjidas Puri alias Saiyyah Sunami (सय्याह सुनामी) - the famous novelist. His novel Akhir Jit Hamari can be read online at Jatland wiki.

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