Monday, 27 March 2017

Legendary Punjabi Hero “Rai Ahmed Khan Kharal”

Rai Ahmed Khan Kharal was a freedom fighter. He was a resident of Neeli Bar's famous town Gogera, Sahiwal District,(Now Okara District), He started his rebellion in a wide area of Punjab, Pakistan covering Ganji Bar, Neeli Bar and Sandal Bar area (an area between rivers Sutlej, Ravi River and Chenab covered with thick forests in past).

A Punjabi Muslim Rajpoot, Rai Ahmed Khan Kharal was basically a landlord, owner of a reasonable/worth mentioning territory, he was leader of Kharal Tribe due to the prevailing injustice at that time, love for his motherland resulting differences with the rulers, he was a peace-loving landlord, with respectable status but created injustice made him the leader of the freedom fighters who carried out the famous Gogera insurrection.

They also attacked the Gogera Central Jail and ensured the freedom of hundreds of freedom fighters who were kept there for actively taking part in the War of Independence 1857.

These freedom fighters under the command of Rai Ahmed Khan Kharal were able to make vast part of their land totally free of the British Raj for at least three months.

Their headquarters was at Kot Kamalia.

Along with his companions Murad Fatiana, Shujaa Bhadroo, and Mokha Wehniwal, he killed Lord Burkley, the Commissioner for Gogera.

He united most of the Bari tribes against the British rule and was finally killed in a battle with British forces defending his motherland.

After his death, his head was taken along by the British soldiers, but snatched back by one of his loyal friends; after passing even months blood drops were coming out of his neck as fresh as it has happened just now.