5 FACTS we are sure you don’t know about Balachaur
1. The person who named Pakistan was from Balachaur
The person credited with the idea of the formation of Pakistan was born in BALACHAUR. Chaudhary Rehmat Ali was credited with creating the name ‘Pakistan’ for a separate Muslim homeland in South Asia.
2. The bravest Lt. General of India belonged to Balachaur
General Bikram Singh, considered as the bravest and the most efficient General hailed from a village, Siana near Balachaur. He is credited with defending the Ladakh and Chusul from the enemy. Here are some facts you don’t know about General Bikram Singh of Balachaur.
3. ‘Border’ movie starring Sunny Deol was made on the Brigadier of Balachaur
The famous bollywood blockbuster BORDER featured Sunny Deol as Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri. Kuldip Singh Chandpuri hails from a village Chandpur Rurki near Pojewal in Balachaur.
He is known for his heroic leadership in the Battle of Longewala. He was the Major at that time and led 120 soldiers against 2000 soldiers and 45 tanks of Pakistan. There was India Victory.
He is awarded with Maha Vir Chakra and Vashisht Seva Medal.
4. Why name ‘Balachaur’?
Balachaur is named after Baba Balraj whose father Sri Raja Raj Dev named it. Sher Shah Suri took the blessings of Raj Dev in 1539 and defeated Akbar’s father Humayun in the Battle of Chausa 1539. Moreover, it is believed that the blessings made him win the battle.
5. Gender Ratio and Literacy rate of Balachaur
The Female Gender Ratio of Balachaur is 935 against the 895 of the Punjab State. Similarly, the literacy rate is also 80.91% against the state average of 75.81%.