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Dhar (surname)

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Dhar (Kashmiri: धर , دھر ), also spelled Dar mostly in Pakistan(Kashmiri: डार , ڈار ), is a Kashmiri surname (kram), of Brahmin origin, found among individuals native to the Kashmir Valley of India, as well as Kashmiri émigrés who have migrated to the Punjab, a region divided between India and neighbouring Pakistan. The caste name is shared among both Hindus and Muslims. The Dhar kram originates from the honorific given to a village head, strongman or a warlord of a jagir. This honorific was prevalent during the 12th Century A.D. and remained in vogue up until the 14th Century A.D. In antiquity, many Dhars migrated to the region of Gauda (present day Bengal), and much later returned to the Kashmir Valley. Nevertheless, to this day, there are many Dhars who are found in that region of Bengal, they belong to different castes (mainly Kayastha and Baniks and sometimes Brahmin or Baidya).

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History and origins

The Dhar kram originates from the honorific given to a village head, strongman or a warlord of a jagir. This title was often used in the 12th century and stayed fashionable up until the 14th century. In antiquity, many Dhars migrated to Gauda, and a large amount later returned to the Kashmir Valley. Nevertheless, to this day, there are many Dhars who are found in that region of Bengal.

Dhars

  • Meeraji (born Mohammed Sanaullah Dar), Urdu poet-scholar, considered one of the fathers of modernism in Urdu literature.
  • Aneek Dhar, Indian singer
  • Anuj Dhar, Indian author and journalist
  • Birbal Dhar, leader of Kashmiri resistance to Afghan rule
  • Divya Dhar
  • Durga Prasad Dhar, ambassador of India to the Soviet Union
  • Kiran Kumar Indian actor
  • Mirza Pandit Dhar
  • Muhammad Ahsan Dar, founder & former Hizbul Mujahideen commander
  • P. N. Dhar, Principal Secretary to Indira Gandhi
  • Sandeepa Dhar, Bollywood actress
  • Sheila Dhar, famous Kashmiri Indian author and singer
  • Sudhir Dar (b. 1934), cartoonist
  • Ratan Nath Dhar Sarshar, Urdu novelist
  • Rumeli Dhar, Indian cricketer
  • KSHMR, (real name Niles Hollowell-Dhar) Indo-American EDM artist
  • Pakistani sportspeople

  • Aleem Dar, Pakistani cricket umpire
  • Haroon Rasheed, former Pakistani test cricketer and manager
  • Nida Dar, female Pakistani test cricketer
  • Tabarak Dar, Bangkok cricketer
  • Munir Ahmed Dar, field hockey
  • Tanvir Dar, field hockey
  • Asif Dar, boxer
  • Pakistani Politicians

  • Ishaq Dar, Pakistani finance Minister
  • Sh Rohail Asghar Dar, Pakistani Member of Parliament
  • Kiran Imran Dar, politician and MNA for women from Punjab
  • Usman Dar, politician from Sialkot.
  • References

    Dhar (surname) Wikipedia


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