Monday, October 11, 2010

Famous Mohyals ( प्रसिद्ध मोहयाल ): From Pre-Mughal to Present(2010)

  • Pre-Mughal Era
  • Gorakh Rai Vaid
  • He was the chief of Bhatner and died fighting on the side of Prithvi Raj Chauhan in the second battle of Tarain. For the Indian TV serial with the protagonist of the same name see Dharti Ka Veer Yodha Prithviraj Chauhan. According to Mohyals' own recorded history, his son Ganesh Dev subsequently moved East and it was his descendants that also subsequently established the State of Bettiah, as the dynasty of the Jaitheriyas that came to be regarded as a sect of the Bhumihar Brahmin community. Bhumihar Brahmin or simply Bhumihar or Bhuinhar is a caste mainly found in the Indian states of Bihar,Jharkhand and Brahmin ( Brāhmaṇa, sa ब्राह्मणः is the class of educators scholars and preachers in Brahminical Hinduism.
  • Under Mughals
  • Yakke Khan Datt "Tis Hazari" - was in-charge of the Mughal cavalry.
  • Bakhshi Jograj - ruled his estate of Khanuwan in modern day Gurdaspur. Earlier, commanded an army loyal to the Mughals under the Governor Nawab Begh. He was allotted 22 villages, of those he donated 5 villages to a Gurudwara at Pandori.
  • Fathejang "Khan" Bali - was in-charge of a Mughal force in Gujarat.
  • During Sikh rule
  • Mehta Radha Kishan - A Bhimwal of Bhaun, was a Governor
  • Bakhshi Amar Singh- (Chhibber) of Bhera, Governor of Thal. Bhaun is a town in Chakwal District in the Punjab province of Pakistan, it is located at 32°52'0N 72°45'0E 12 kilometres away from capital Chakwal Bhera is a town in the Punjab province of Pakistan. It is located on the Jhelum river in Sargodha District, at Latitude 32
  • Mehta Kishen Chand - (Chhibber) of Pind Dadan Khan, Governor of the are between the Rivers Ravi and Indus
  • Mehta Sukha Nand - A Chhibber belonging to Kala Gujran, was a Governor.
  • Bakhshi Gur Narain Datt - Governor of Kohistan and the Potohar, also in-charge of the Privy Seal of Maharja Ranjit Singh. Was widely admired for his absolute loyalty to the kingdom he was a part of and was chosen by the Sikh Durbar for demarcating boundary with Kashmir after the war of 1845. The lands awarded to him included 8 villages near Rawalpindi, including the land on which today’s city of Islamabad stands. Upon conquest of the Punjab by the British, he refused to part with the Privy Seal, and instead destroyed it and committed suicide.
  • Mehta Dewan Chand Datt - Governor of the Sind Sagar Doab
  • Bakhshi Amrik Rai of Gujrat served as the paymaster of the Sikh army
  • Sardar Raja Mahan Singh "Mirpuri" (Bali), was a famous soldier in Maharaja Ranjit Singh's army, who rose to become second-in-command under Hari Singh Nalwa, playing a leading role in the battles of Peshawar and Kashmir, and in defending the Fort of Jamrud in 1837. Sardar Raja Mahan Singh &quotMirpuri" (also spelled Maan Singh &quotMirpura"/&quotMirpuria" was a famous General in the kingdom of Maharaja Ranjit Singh Hari Singh Nalwa (1791-1837 was a legendary Sikh warrior who was born in Gujranwala, Punjab. Jamrud (جمرود is a town located in the Khyber Agency, one of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. He was conferred the tile of Raja by Maharaja Ranjit Singh. It is believed that the town of Mansehra in the North West Frontier Province is named after him. His father Data Ram was a counsellor to the Gakhar Subedar of Gurat, Mukkarb Khan.
  • Sardar Karam Singh Datt - belonged to the Datt clan of Kanjrur, and was the commandant of the Bodyguards of Maharaja Ranjit Singh.
  • In Afghanistan
  • Bakshi Dewan Narain Dass (Chhibber) He led the army of King Amir Sher Ali Khan in quelling inter-tribal wars. His great-grandfather had migrated to Kabul from the town of Bhera near Pind Dadan Khan.
  • Brigadier General Dewan Niranjan Dass He was Chairman of the State Bank of Afghanistan and Finance Minister of Amir Aman Ullah Khan. Besides being a trusted advisor to the King, was quite popular amongst the Afghan people as well. [14] A descendant of Bakshi Dewan Narain Dass, he earlier served as Sardaftar-e-Wajuhat[15] having responsibility for all taxation in the Kingdom.
Early Sikh History

Baba Praga :Baba Praga was a Chhibber belonging to the village of Karyala. He was a notable figure in Sikh history, and participated in many battles. Chowk Paraga Das of Amritsar is named after him. His loyalty and spiritual devotion to different Gurus particularly Guru Arjan Dev finds a mention in the book Suraj Prakash. Guru Arjan Dev Ji or Guru Arjun Dev Ji ਗੁਰੂ ਅਰਜੁਨ ਦੇਵ (born in Amritsar, Punjab, India on 15 April)
*Dwarka Das

He was the son of Baba Praga, was Dewan to Guru Har Gobind and successive Gurus until Guru Har Rai.
  • Bhai Lakhiya ,Also known as Bhai Lakhi Das, he was the son of Dwarka Das. He was appointed Dewan after the death of his father, but did not live long after that himself. He was the first Chhibber of Karyala to be bestowed the title of "Bhai" by a Guru.
  • Bhai Dargah Mal,Was the Dewan after Bhai Lakhiya, up to the reign of Guru Har Kishen.
  • Bhai Mati Das - He was a descendant of the same family as Baba Praga and was a disciple of Guru Tegh Bahadur. Bhai Mati Das is one of the greatest martyrs in Sikh history He along with his younger brother Bhai Sati Das and Bhai Dyal Guru Tegh Bahadur ( 1 April 1621 – 11 November 1675) became the 9th Guru of Sikhism on He preferred a barbaric death instead of a forced conversion to Islam. Bhai Mati Das was sawed in half on 9th November 1675 under the orders of Emperor Aurangzeb for his refusal to convert, and his only last wish was that he be allowed to face his Guru while the execution was being carried out.
  • Bhai Sati Das :He was the younger brother of Bhai Mati Das, and a scholar of Persian who translated hymns of Guru Tegh Bahadur for the understanding of some of his Muslim followers. Bhai Sati Das along with his elder brother Bhai Mati Das is one of the greatest martyrs in Sikh history He too was executed in a barbaric fashion on 10th November 1675 by being subjected to cuts and later burned alive, for his refusal to convert to Islam.
  • Bhai Chaupa Singh Chhiber He was a descendant of the same family as Bhai Mati Das, and was tutor and care-taker of Guru Govind Singh. Guru Gobind Singh (ਗੁਰੂ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘGuru Gobind Singh ( December 22, 1666 – 7 October, 1708) .
  • Bhai Sahib Singh He was a nephew of Bhai Mati Das, was appointed Dewan by Guru Govind Singh. He is often mistakenly referred to as one of the Panj Pyare, as he shared his name with Bhai Sahib Singh of Bidar. Bhai Sahib Singh was one of the Panj Pyare or the Five Beloved of revered memory in the Sikh tradition was born the son of Bhai Guru Narayana, a barber of Bidar

  • Bhai Gurbakhsh Singh He was a son of Bhai Sahib Singh. Bhai Gurbakhsh Singh died defending the Harmandir Sahib during a raid by Ahmad Shah Durrani.

  • Bhai Kesar Singh Chhibber Bhai Kesar Singh Chhibber was author of 'Bansavalinama Dasan Patshahian Da'. He was the son of Bhai Gurbakhsh Singh. Many descendants of this extended Chhibber clan of Karyala (Bhai Charan Singh, Bhai Gaj Singh, Bhai Wazir Singh and Bhai Jai Bhan) were entrusted with senior posts during the rule of Maharaja Ranjit Singh, and awarded jagirs and stipends. They were issued certificates of honour, exempted from paying salt-tax and severe punishments were provisioned for anyone disturbing the peace of their families.
  • Under Dogra Rulers of Kashmir
  • Bakhshi Radha Kishen of Village Thoha Khalsa in Tehsil Kahuta of Rawalpindi District- rose from humble origins to become commander of the army of the Princely State of Kashmir in the reign of Maharaja Gulab Singh. He won laurels for his conquests of Gilgit and Ladakh in 1861.
  • Bakhshi Moolraj He was the son of Bakhshi Radha Kishen. He served as Colonel in the Maharaja’s army and eventually became the Governor of Ladakh.
  • Bakhshi Hari Singh (Bhimwal) of Guilana Starting as a bodyguard of Maharaja Gulab Singh he rose to become a General, played a key role in destroying the Fort of Chilas in 1851 a punitive expedition following a series of attacks by Chilasis, where previous expeditions by others had failed.
  • Dewan Bhim Sain Datt of Guliana and Jammu (d. 1844)He was a minister and the top-most commander of the forces of Raja Suchet Singh, brother of Maharaja Gulab Singh. Gulab Singh (1792-1857 was the founder and first Maharaja of the Princely state of Jammu and Kashmir during the British Raj in India In 1844, he died fighting on the side of Raja Suchet Singh when their small entourage of 250 persons found itself in an unexpected battle into which they were drawn by treachery. Faced with certain death against a much bigger force of rival Sikh troops of Hira Singh and Pandit Misr Jellah, numbering about 15000 soldiers, most of Raja Suchet Singh's entourage deserted. Dewan Bhim Sen was among about 40 persons who chose to remain on his side and fight, they killed 160 of them before finally being overcome by numbers.
  • Dewan Jowahir Mal Datt (d. 1852) He was the brother of Dewan Bhim Sain Datt, and was a distinguished soldier who was also assigned by Raja Suchet Singh the command of the Dera Charyari, an elite and charismatic Cavalry group under Sikh rule. In the Second Anglo Sikh War in 1848-49 fought between the British-controlled Sikh Durbar and rebellious chieftains, he commanded a major contingent of more than 2000 troops and stayed loyal to the British command, at a time when many others crossed over to the other side. For his bravery, he was awarded a jagir by the British near Kanjrur, which became the village of Jawahar Pur.
  • Mehta Sham Das Chhibber (d. 1912) A descendant of Mehta Sukha Nand, he belonged to Kala Guran and was a representative of the Government of Kashmir in British India.
  • From the Armed and Police Forces (British and Independent India)
  • 2nd Lt. Puneet Nath Dutt posthumous winner of India's highest gallantry award, Ashok Chakra, in 1997 for his role in a counter-terror operation
  • Maj. 2nd Lt Puneet Nath Datt (29th April 1973 - 20th July 1997 was a soldier who served in the 11 Gorkha Rifles regiment of the Indian Army This article is about Ashoka Chakra an award For information about Ashoka Chakra the symbol see Ashoka Chakra. Vijay Rattan Choudhry (Datt) - posthumously won MVC in Indo Pak war of 1971
  • Lt. Major Vijay Rattan Choudhry (July 1939 - 13th Dec 1971 was a soldier who served in the 9 Engineers Regiment regiment of the Indian Army The Maha Vira Chakra (MVC is the second highest military decoration in India and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy whether Col. Rajeev Bakshi - posthumously awarded Sena Medal for his role in a counter insurgency operation that he chose to lead from the front, even when his seniority had allowed him to delegate the task.
  • Lt Col. Harbans Lal Mehta (posthumously won MVC in Indo Pak war of 1965)
  • Lt. The Maha Vira Chakra (MVC is the second highest military decoration in India and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy whether Gen. Kalwant Singh (Datt) (General Officer Commanding during 1948 Indo Pak war)
  • Sardar Bahadur Risaldar-Major Bakhshi Ganda Singh Datt, OBI (awarded Order of Merit (IOM) in 1857, saved the life of Sir Robert Sandeman at Lucknow, and later excelled in British Indian Army's wars with China and Afghan Campaigns particularly in the famous march to Kandahar)
  • Sardar Bahadur Risaldar-Major Bakshi Prem Singh Vaid, OBI, IOM with 2 Bars
  • Sardar Bahadur Risaldar-Major Bakshi Tirath Ram Vaid, OBI, OBE, IOM awarded after battle of Malakand in 1897
  • Sardar Bahadaur Mehta Mangat Rai Chhiber, OBI, won numerous medals fought in World Wars I & II, and in Waziristan
  • Subedar Major Hony. Sardar Bahadur Risaldar Major Ganda Singh Datt (1830 - July 1903 was a decorated soldier in the British Indian Army, who served in the 19th Bengal Lancers also known as Fane's History The Medal was originally instituted by the East India Company on the 18th of April 1837 for History The medal was first introduced by the East India Company in 1837 Sardar Bahadur Risaldar Major Bakshi Tirath Ram Vaid (1857 - 1924 O Capt. Sardar Bahadur Jai Singh Bali, Order of Merit- served with distinction in the Guides Infantry in the British Indian Army, was a special invitee in the Durbars of King Edward VIII (1903), King George V (1913)
  • Risaldar-Major Dewan Hukam Singh Datt, Hony. Capt. , Hony. Magistrate, ADC to Lord Curzon.
  • Raizada Wazir Chand Bali numerous awards from Mesopotamia (1921), Mehmand Operations (1935), Waziristan (1936-38), WW-II including Sardar Bahadur OBI, Hony. Capt. , Victory Medal, Iraq Medal, India Service Medal, Burma Star, Britain War Medal. British campaign medals are awarded to members of the British Armed Forces Allied forces and Civilians participating in specified military campaigns The Burma Star was a campaign medal of the British Commonwealth, awarded for service in World War II.
  • Major (Raizada) Madan Lal Vaid, Military Cross in World War II, Jammu and Kashmir Rifles. Raizada Major Madan Lal Vaid ( Urdu: رایزاده میجر مدن لال وید was an officer in the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles regiment of the British The Military Cross ( MC) is the third level Military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993 other ranks of the British Army and formerly also to The Jammu & Kashmir Rifles is an Infantry Regiment of the Indian Army.
  • Capt. (Dr. ) Prithvi Raj Bali , Military Cross in World War II, one of the very rare cases of a non-combatant getting that award, in the battle of Sidi Birani
  • Lt. Capt (Dr Prithvi Raj Bali, was a soldier who served in the 17 Field Ambulance Indian Medical Service regiment of the British Indian Army The Military Cross ( MC) is the third level Military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993 other ranks of the British Army and formerly also to Gen. Zorawar Chand Bakhshi (Lau) (hero of the capture of the strategic Haji Pir pass in the 1965 Indo-Pak war, and India's most decorated General so far, time having been awarded PVSM, MVC , VrC, VSM and the MacGregor Medal)
  • Maj. Lt Gen Zorawar Chand Bakhshi (last name sometimes also spelled as Bakshi (b 1919 is a famous retired soldier of the Indian Army and has the distinction of being &quotIndia's most The Maha Vira Chakra (MVC is the second highest military decoration in India and is awarded for acts of conspicuous gallantry in the presence of the enemy whether The MacGregor Medal is awarded to Indian Armed Forces personnel for valuable military Reconnaissance. Gen. Madan Mohan Singh Bakshi - awarded MVC as a Lt. Col. in the 1965 Indo-Pak war, for the capture of Phillora.
  • Lt. Gen. Harish Chander Datta, PVSM
  • Lt. Gen. Dr. Manohar Lal Chhibber, PVSM, AVSM, Padma Bhushan, A key mastermind of India's 1986 Siachen manouvres, was also a Ford Foundation Scholar, Nehru Fellowship Awardee
  • Lt. Gen. BKN Chhibber, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (also former Governor of Punjab)
  • Lt. Gen. J. L Vaid, Director General of Medical Services
  • Maj. Gen. D. N. Chibber, AVSM Additional Director General Army Education
  • Air Vice Marshal K. K. Bakshi,born 1935 Vr. C, Vayu Sena Medal (as a Sqn Ldr flying a HF-24 Marut in the 1971 India Pakistan War, he had two confirmed air-to-air combat victories[3] to his credit, both involving superior F-86 Sabre aircraft of the PAF. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout )
  • Air Vice Marshal K. K. Bakshi, AVSM, born 1927
  • Air Vice Marshal A. D. Datt, AVSM
  • Air Vice Marshal Madan Mohan Datt, Vayu Sena Medal
  • Air Vice Marshal Sudarshan Lal Datt, AVSM
  • Air Vice Marshal S. D. Mohan, PVSM, AVSM
  • Vice Admiral N. P. Datta, PVSM, Padma Shri
  • Col. (Dr. ) Reoti Raman Bakhshi (After serving as a Doctor in the British Indian Army, was noted for being the only Hindu officer to have served in the Pakistani Army, eventually migrating to India upon retirement in the 1970s)
  • Rai Bahadur Bakshi Badri Nath Chhibber (A highly decorated police officer in British and Independent India)
  • Pushp Bali - A President's Bravery Award winner currently serving in the Punjab Police. Rai Bahadur Bakshi Badri Nath Chhibber (1897-1988 was a highly decorated police officer in British and independent India. He rescued a small girl from her kidnappers after a 10-12 hour long operation in Model Town, Jalandhar. In Sept. 2007, he also rescued a young lady from drowning at the Devi Talab Mandir in Jalandhar, where he was on duty. A recipient of numerous awards including Mohyal Gaurav, he is also President Youth Mohyal Sabha of Jalandhar.
  • Air Cmde Kulbhushan Raj Bali AVSM , VSM (Retd) Was born on 13 Apr 43, in village Kalsera near Nangal Dam (Pb). Kalsera is a village primarily of land-owning BALIs and is one of the 4 or 5 Mohyal villages in the Hoshiarpur/ Una/ /Nangal belt. . Mohyal migrants are believed to have settled in these villages a few centuries back. BTech (Elect Engg-1965 from Pb Engg College, Chandigarh), MTech (in Comp Sc from IIT Bombay-1975), Msc and FIETE, he is an engineer of considerable standing and repute having 44 years of experience with a very enviable track record. A graduate of Defence Services Staff Colleges, Wellington, he held some of the most prestigious, challenging and demanding appointments in the IAF during a very distinguished career spanning over 33 years. As a recognition of his professionalism, dedication and drive, he was conferred wi th two most coveted awards of Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) and Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) by His Excellency, the President of India. He obtaining pre-mature release from the IAF in Nov 97, he joined Central Electronics Ltd (CEL- a Govt. of India Undertaking) on 01 Dec 97. Putting in sustained efforts and leading by the front, he provided new vision and direction as the Exec Director. . His pioneering efforts and visionary initiatives, during his very eventful stay of five and a half years at CEL, paved the way for the eventual turn-around of CEL . Air Cmde BALI then joined Su-Kam Power Systems Ltd in May 2003, and helped in its transformation into a Power Back-up Major. At Su-Kam, he planned and set up five manufacturing units at Baddi (HP) while steering almost all other key activities also, as Director (Strategic Planning). He has now joined SM Group and brings with him a wealth of experience in areas of strategic planning, tech nology-absorption/operationalisation, R&D, manufacturing and project management.He is also the nephew of Warrant Officer Bansi Ram Bali , who was commended for his distinguished services during World War II by the King’s order.
  • 'Warrant Officer Bansi Ram Bali' Was born in village Kalsera , Distt Ropar, an area famous for its associations with Mohyal families for over 200 years now.Warrant Officer Bansi Ram Bali was also born in village Kalsera, near Nangal Dam (Pb). He was the only individual from the entire lot of Indian Postal Services personnel, whose name was “Mentioned in Dispatches” for distinguished services during the World War II (Burma Campaign), by the Secretary of State for War - Allied Forces, by the King's orders. After retiring as Post Master Ludhiana in 1971, he settled down in his native village and plunged into a series of social and religious activities with his characteristic simplicity and devotion. Contributed very significantly in consolidating the Arya Samaj movement and related activities in the area, especially at Naya Nangal (Pb) and Una (HP).
  • In other fields in British and Independent India
  • Pandit Sant Ram Vaid, Home Minister of Kehloor State (Bilaspur, Shimla Hills)
  • Dr. Bhai Mahavir (former Governor of Madhya Pradesh, son of Bhai Parmanand)
  • Bakshi S K Chhibber (former Lt. Dr Bhai Mahavir (born October 30 1922 in Lahore) is a former governor of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh (abbreviated as MP) ( Hindī: मध्य प्रदेश pr onounced, Translation: Middle Province) often Governor of Mizoram)
  • Rakesh Mohan (Economist, and Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India)
  • Bhai Parmanand (Chhibber) (A social reformer in the Punjab, and a descendant of the family of Bhai Mati Das)
  • Bhai Balmukand (Chhibber) (Was an active opponent of British rule in India, was hanged in 1915 along with Lala Amir Chand and Awadh Bihari Bose. Mizoram is one of the Seven Sister States in North Eastern India. Bhai Parmanand (born on 4 November 1876 - died December 8, 1947) was an Indian nationalist. Bhai Mati Das is one of the greatest martyrs in Sikh history He along with his younger brother Bhai Sati Das and Bhai Dyal Was also a descendant of the family of Bhai Mati Das)
  • Dr. Baldev Singh (Vaid) MMBS, MRCP, Hony. Brigadier, Padma Bhushan, Sir Neel Rattan Sircar Oration, General SL Bhatia Oration numerous other achievements and awards.
  • Bakshi Ram Dass Chhibber (1850 - 1937) - From the Bhera branch of the Chhibbers, was tutor of Persian and Urdu to the top-most elite of British India, including Lord and Lady Hardinge, Lady Curzon, Lord and Lady Minto, Lady Lansdowne and Field Marshal Roberts. Was a famous philanthropist, and co-founder of the Lady Hardinge Hospital in Delhi, besides being an active reformist in Hindu Society, particularly against female infanticide.
  • Chief Justice V. K. Bali (currently Chairman of Central Administrative Tribunal, India and former Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court)
  • Mehta N. N. Mohan (industrialist, founder of Mohan Meakin Breweries)
  • Col.VR Mohan:Mohan Meakins is a large group of companies started with Asia's first Brewery incorporated in 1855 (but established much earlier by Edward Dyer at Kasauli V. R. Mohan, Padma Shri - Industrialist, Member of the Indian Parliament, former Mayor of Lucknow
  • Brig. Kapil Mohan, VSM - Industrialist, Chairman of Mohan Meakins and Indus Airways[4], Chief Scout of All India Boy Scouts Association, decorated volunteer of India's Territorial Army, also famous for overp owering the hijackers of an Indian Airlines flight on April 10th, 1993 despite getting multiple stab wounds in the process
  • Raizada B.D.Bali - Industrialist and social worker. He is President of 'General Mohyal Sabha'. He has changed the image of GMS. Under his able guidance many institutions and Ashrams are built. He is the dynamic leader of Mohyal community.
  • Prof. V. N Datta - Historian
  • Indian Film Industry
  • Nargis Dutt (who herself was born half-Mohyal to a Hindu Mohyal father and a Muslim mother)
  • Sunil Dutt ( सुनील दत्त June 6, 1930 – May 25, 2005) born as Balraj Dutt .
  • Geeta Bali ( 1930 - January 21, 1965) was born in a Mohyal family in pre-partition Punjab as Harkirtan Kaur a Sikh. Om Prakash ( 19 December 1919; Lahore – 21 February 1998; Mumbai) was an Indian Character actor.
  • Anand Bakshi ( 21 July 1930 - 30 March 2002) was a popular Indian Poet and Lyricist।
  • J P Dutta (born October 3, 1949 in Mumbai, Maharashtra) is an Indian Bollywood film producer and director.
  • Gauri Chhibber Khan ( Hindi: गौरी ख़ान (née Chibber) born 8 October 1970 is an Indian Movie producer.
  • Sanjay Dutt ( Hindi: संजय दत्त born 29 July 1959, is an Indian Bollywood film actor Lara Dutta (born April 16 1978) is an Indian actress, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador and the 2000 Miss Universe. Divya Dutta is an Indian Bollywood actress from Ludhiana, Punjab, India.
  • Lara Dutta (Ex-Miss Universe) .
  • Divya Dutta
  • Arun Bali:Film and TV artist
  • Journalists-Writers-Poets
  • Kashmiri Lal Zakir (Mohan), Ghalib Award (1985), Nehru Literary Award, (Pakistan's) Naqoosh Award , National Mehdi Nazmi Award (1992)Padamshree. Barkha Dutt (born December 18, 1971) is a Indian TV journalist with New Delhi Television ( NDTV)
  • Chaudhry Brahm Nath Datt 'Qasir'
  • Jamna Das Akhtar
  • Ashok Lav(Lau)

    Has Written about 80 books--Salaam Dillee ,Patharon Se Bandhe Pankh (short stories),Shikhron Se Aage (Novel), Anubhootiyon Kee Aahaten , Ladkiyaan Chhoonaa Chahtaa Hain Aasmaan (Kavita-sanghrah),Mahak,Phulavaaree (Baal-Geet),Yug Pravartak Mahapurush, Yug Nayak Mahapurush-(Essays), Band Darvaazon Par Dastaken(Ed. Short Stories),Tootate Chakravayuh(Ed. Collection Of Poems), etc. His book "Hindi Ke Pratinidhi Sahityakaron Se Sakshaatkaar " was released by Vice President of India Dr Shankar Dayaal Sharmaa on 9th February 1990 at Uprashtrapati-Nivaas,New Delhi. He is honored by more than 50 social and literary organisations for his literay contribution. He is honoured with "Mohyal Gaurav "by Governor of Punjab L. Gen. B. K. N. Chhibber on 6. 2. 1999. He is honoured with Ph. D and D. Litt degrees, Saahityalankaar, Patrakaar-Ratna, Laghukatha-Shree, Saahitya-Maneeshee,Saahitya-Shree,Kabeer-Sammaan, Dr Raadhkrishanan Smriti Raashtriya Shikshak Puraskaar by Education Minister of Delhi, Supathagaa(Air India) Sammaan, Aagaman-Manch Sammaan,Subhdraa Kumaaree Chauhaan Sammaan,Gaurav Saahityik Sammelan sammaan,Yuvaa Saahitya Chetnaa Mandal Sammaan,Saahitya Kalaa Bhaartee Sammaan,Amar Bhartee Sammaan,Prem Chand Smriti Purskaar,Mitra Sangam Sammaan, Air Force Wive's Welfare Association's Appreciation,Maataa Ramaa Bai Smriti Purskaar,Avantikaa saahiyaa Sevaa Sammaan,Raashtriya Hindi Sevee Sahasraabdee Samaan,Maanvaadhikaar Sahasraabdee Award,Pt. Shiv Charan Laal Gautam Smriti Samman, Sarasvatee Aaraadhak Puraskaar by Governor of M. P. ,Dr Bhai Mahaaveer on 18. 1. 2003,The Creative Journalist Forum of North India Saharnpur-Saahitya Ratna award, Udhbhav Maanav Sevaa Sammaan,Saahitya Saadhak Sammaan,Eklaya Sammaan, Shaane-Adab, Aazaad Saahitya Parishad's Samman, Late Haree Thaakur Smriti Samman, Saarthak Prayaas's Samman, Samskriti Sammaan, Smt. Nirmalaa Devee Bhardvaaj Smriti Sammaan-2007.Ashok Lav is the Hindi Editor of "Mohyal Mitter" for the last 23 years a record in itself (from July 1987). He is the elected Managing Committee member of General Mohyal Sabha for the last 23 years. Students have done M. Phil on his novel 'Shikhron Se Aage' and collection of poems 'Ladkiyaan Chhoona Chahtee Hain Aasmaan' from Kurukshetra University and Madurai Kamraj University ,Madurai.Ashok lav's books are prescribed in hundreds of schools in India and abroad.He has compered all Conferences, Seminars,Meets, AGM's of General Mohyal Sabha.He is 'Secretary ' of 'General Mohyal Sabha' New Delhi. Contact-Flat-363,Surya Aptt. ,Sector-6,Dwarka,New Delhi.

  • Barkha Dutt is senior journalist working with NDTV.

  • ND Dutta: He retired from Hindustan Times and joined Mitter as Executive Editor .He died in October 2009.


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