Gurdaspur district

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Gurdaspur district is a district in the Majha region of the state of Punjab, India.wikipedia
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Gurdaspur

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Gurdaspur is the district headquarters. During British Rule the district of Gurdaspur was a subdivision of Lahore Division, the district itself was administratively subdivided into four tehsils: Gurdaspur, Batala, Shakargarh and Pathankot.
It houses the administrative headquarters of Gurdaspur District and is in the geographical centre of the district.

Majha

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Gurdaspur district is a district in the Majha region of the state of Punjab, India.
Four districts of Indian state of Punjab - Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur, and Pathankot.

Kapurthala district

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It internationally borders Narowal District of the Pakistani Punjab, the Punjab districts of Amritsar, Pathankot, Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur.
In the north it is bound by Hoshiarpur, Gurdaspur, and Amritsar districts, in the west by the Beas River and Amritsar district, and in south by the Sutlej River, Jalandhar district, and Hoshiarpur district.

Batala

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Batala, with 31% of the district's population, is its largest city. During British Rule the district of Gurdaspur was a subdivision of Lahore Division, the district itself was administratively subdivided into four tehsils: Gurdaspur, Batala, Shakargarh and Pathankot.
It is a municipal corporation in Gurdaspur District in the Majha region of the state of Punjab, India.

Punjab, India

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Gurdaspur district is a district in the Majha region of the state of Punjab, India. It internationally borders Narowal District of the Pakistani Punjab, the Punjab districts of Amritsar, Pathankot, Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur.

Sri Hargobindpur

The Sikh Guru Hargobind refounded Sri Hargobindpur which had been formerly known by the name of Rahila.
Sri Hargobindpur is a town and a municipal council in Gurdaspur district in the Indian state of Punjab.

Dina Nagar

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Dina Nagar, with its pleasant mango gardens and running canal was a favourite summer residence of the lion of the Punjab, who when not elsewhere engaged spent the two hot weather months of May and June here.
Dinanagar is a town and a municipal council in Gurdaspur district in the Majha region of the state of Punjab, India.

Ravi River

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Two main rivers Beas and Ravi passes through the district.
According to satellite imagery studies carried out over a period of 20 years (between 1972–1973 and 1991–1993), the river coursing along the India–Pakistan border meanders substantially in the alluvial plains of the Amritsar, pathankot and Gurdaspur districts of Punjab.

Pathankot

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During British Rule the district of Gurdaspur was a subdivision of Lahore Division, the district itself was administratively subdivided into four tehsils: Gurdaspur, Batala, Shakargarh and Pathankot.
Pathankot was officially declared as a District of Punjab state on 27 July 2011 (It was previously a Tehsil of Gurdaspur district, Punjab).

Banda Singh Bahadur

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Banda Singh Bahadur, the disciple of Guru Gobind Singh used this district as a base to raid the country up to Lahore, the emperor Bahadur Shah conducted an expedition against him in 1711 but with only temporary effect.
During this time Sikhs were being persecuted especially by Mughals in the Gurdaspur region.

Vijay Anand (filmmaker)

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Vijay Anand was born in Gurdaspur, Punjab, British India to well-to-do advocate Pishori Lal Anand.

Radcliffe Line

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Radcliffe Award of the boundary gave only the Shakargarh tehsil of the district to Pakistan, and the rest to India.
Excluding the Amritsar and Gurdaspur districts of the Lahore Division from Pakistan would put a majority of Sikhs in India.

Lahore Division

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During British Rule the district of Gurdaspur was a subdivision of Lahore Division, the district itself was administratively subdivided into four tehsils: Gurdaspur, Batala, Shakargarh and Pathankot.
It extended along the right bank of the Sutlej River from the Himalaya to Multan, and comprised the six districts of Sialkot, Gujranwala, Lahore, Amritsar, Gurdaspur and Gujrat.

Shiv Kumar Batalvi

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In 1947, when he was aged 11, his family moved to Batala, Gurdaspur district after partition of India, where his father continued his work as a patwari and young Shiv received his primary education.

Guru Randhawa

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Randhawa was born as Gursharanjot Singh Randhawa in Nurpur, Dera Baba Nanak tehsil in Gurdaspur district.

Gurbachan Singh Salaria

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As a result of the partition of India, Salaria's family moved to the Indian part of Punjab and settled in Jangal village in Gurdaspur district.

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Gurdaspur district is a district in the Majha region of the state of Punjab, India.

Shakargarh Tehsil

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During British Rule the district of Gurdaspur was a subdivision of Lahore Division, the district itself was administratively subdivided into four tehsils: Gurdaspur, Batala, Shakargarh and Pathankot.
In 1853, Shakargarh Tehsil of Sialkot District was transferred to Gurdaspur District and it remained an administrative subdivision of Gurdaspur District until Partition in 1947.

Sujan Singh

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Singh was born on 29 July 1909, to father S. Hakam Singh, in Dera Baba Nanak, a town of Gurdaspur district in Indian Punjab.

Premchand Dogra

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Born on December 1, 1955 at Babri Nangal village in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, Premchand Dogra has striven hard to mould his body into a muscular delight.

Punjabi language

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Majhi is spoken in the heart of Punjab in the region of Majha, which spans Lahore, Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Kasur, Tarn Taran, Faisalabad, Nankana Sahib, Pathankot, Okara, Pakpattan, Sahiwal, Narowal, Sheikhupura, Sialkot, Chiniot, Gujranwala and Gujrat districts.

List of districts of Punjab, India

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As of 2011 it is the third most populous district of Punjab (out of 22), after Ludhiana and Amritsar.