ABOUT DISTRICT

Ludhiana city was founded in the time of Lodhi dynasty which ruled in Delhi from 1451-1526 A.D. The legend goes that two Lodhi Chief Yusaf Khan and Nihand Khan were deputed by Sikandar Lodhi (1489-1517 A.D.) to restore order in this region. They camped at the site of present city of Ludhiana which was then a village called Mir Hota. Yusaf Khan went across the river Sutlej in Jalandhar Doab to check Khokhars who were plundering the Doab and made a settlement at Sultanpur while Nihand Khan stayed back and founded the present city at the site of village Mir Hota. The new town was originally known as Lodhi-ana, which means the town of Lodi’s. The name later changed to the present name Ludhiana.

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DISTRICT AT A GLANCE

  • Area: 3767 Sq. Km.
  • Population: 34,98,739
  • Language: Punjabi
  • Villages: 916
  • Male: 18,67,816
  • Female: 16,30,923
Shri. Pradeep Kumar Agrawal, Deputy Commissioner Of Ludhiana
Deputy Commissioner Shri Pradeep Kumar Agrawal, I.A.S