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Dhankhar (धनखड़) [1] Dhankar (धनकड़)[2] Dhankad (धनकड़) Dhankard (धनकर्ड़) Dhankhad (धनखड़) [3] Dhanger/Dhangar (धनगर), Dhanwar (धनवार)[4][5]Dhankar (धनकार)[6] Dhangar (धांगर) [7][8] Dinkar (दिनकर)[9] is Gotra of Jats found in Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. It is a branch of Chauhan. Digar/Dhengar clan is found in Afghanistan.[10]


  • They are said to have descended from branch of Dharan (धारण) or Dhoriwal (धोरीवाल). This gotra started after Dhana-khanda province of Maharaja Moradhwaja (मोरध्वज).
  • They are said to have originated from Raja Dhananjaya of Nagavansh. [11]


Ram Swarup Joon[12] writes about Rathi, Ruhal and Dhankharh: Rathi is a very old gotra. The Rathi gotra is found among Khatris and Marathas also. As they originated from Rashtra or Saurashtra, Rashtra Kot or Rathi they took their name from this region. According to historical evidence there was king named Saurashtra in the dynasty of Lord Krishna who ruled over this region and thus the region came to be called Saurashtra. Jats of the Rathi gotra are found in district Rohtak and near Bahadurgarh, Sochas, Rajlu and Rajpur. They have 16 villages in the Jamuna Khadar, 1 village in Rajasthan, 6 in district Meerut, 6 in district of Patiala, Amritsar, Bareilly and Rohtak.

Dhankar gotra is said to be started after Dhana-khanda province of Maharaja Moradhwaja (मोरध्वज). Mordhwaj was Chauhan ruler in Alwar region around 5th century AD, 34 generations prior to Prithvi Raj Chauhan. [13]

Bhim Singh Dahiya mentions that the seers of the Rigveda period are worth noticing. These are identifiable with the existing Jat clans, e.g. Lusaka Dhanaka, the seer of RV 10/35, 36 is apparently of the Dhankar clan; from Dhanaka, we have the derivative for descendants as Dhanaka as well as Dhanaka(r).

H.A. Rose[14] writes that Dhankar (धनकर), is a Jat tribe of the same stock as the Rathi. They are almost confined to Jhajjar tahsil in Rohtak, and are, perhaps, nothing more than a local clan of the Rathi tribe.

A variant of this Gotra is mentioned as Dinkar (दिनकर) by Thakur Deshraj [15] who live in Barkoli Village in Bharatpur district in Rajasthan.

Ucchain Jagir of Dhankar Jats

Choudhary Ram Singh (Jagirdar of Ucchain under Bharatpur state).

Choudhary Ram Singh (Jagirdar of Ucchain under Bharatpur state).

Dynasty:- Dhankar,

Estate:- Ucchain,

Credit:- Choudhary Shashank Singh Dhankar (Great-Grandson of Choudhary Ram Singh of Ucchain).

Source - Jat Kshatriya Culture

Distribution in Delhi

YusufSarai (near Humayunpur), Devli[16]

Distribution in Haryana

Largest group of Dhankhar's is at Jhajjar (Haryana) with a cluster of 12 villages.

Villages in Rewari district


Villages in Bhiwani district

Dhangar surname of Jats is found in village Nosva,

Dhankhar surname of Jats is found in village-

Mandola, Morwala, Shimli, Sorda Jadid,

Villages in Hissar district

Tokas (Tokas-Patan)

Villages in Rohtak district

Bakheta, Humayupur (हुमायूंपुर), Karontha (करौंथा), Madina, Simli,

Villages in Faridabad district

Machhgar (मच्छगर)

Villages in Jhajjar district

Dawla Raiya, Dhakla, Goela Kalan, Gawalison, Kasni, Mehrana, Rankhanda, Samaspur Majra, Sehlanga, Sura Kaloi,

Villages in Mohindergarh district


Villages in Gurgaon district

Patli Hajipur,

Villages in Jind district


Villages in Rewari district

Jat bangaicha,

Villages in Sonipat distict

Bhainswan Khurd, Khubru,

Distribution in Rajasthan

Locations in Jaipur city

Airport Colony, Ambabari, Brahmpuri, Charan Singh Colony, C-Scheme, Durgapura, Gandhi Nagar, Jhotwara, Lal Kothi, Mansarowar Colony, Mansinghpura, Purani Basti, Queens Road, Sanganer, Vaishali Nagar,

Villages in Jaipur district

Dhankad (धनकड़) Jats live in villages: Bandha ki Dhani (3), Bhankhari,

Dhankhad (धनखड़) Jats live in villages: Lakholai Phagi (1),

Villages in Alwar district


Villages in Bharatpur district

Dhankar Jats live in villages: Barkoli, Uchchain,

Villages in Sikar district


Villages in Jhunjhunu district

Amarpura Jhunjhunu, Ardawata (अरड़ावता), Kithana, Ojtoo, Shri Amarpura,

Villages in Tonk district

Bagadi (1), Jyanki Balbhpura (1), Khadkhada (1), Mundiya (1), Rairampura (3),

Villages in Hanumangarh district

Bharwana, Ramgarh, Ramgarh Ujjalwas,

Villages in Churu district

Sujangarh (1),

Distribution in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Khor Vikram (Nimach)

Villages in Ratlam district

Villages in Ratlam district with population of this gotra are:

Ratlam 2,

Distribution in Uttar Pradesh

They are also found in Meerut and Bijnor districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Villages in Bulandshahr district

Khushhal Pur, Rasulpur Shikarpur,

Villages in Hathras district


Villages in Meerut district

Bahadarpur Meerut,

Villages in Bagpat district

Biharipur Bagpat,

Villages in Moradabad district

Ravana, Bhikanpur,Sadarpur, Timanpur ,

Villages in Hapur district


Villages in Shamli


Notable persons

  • Sant Garib Das (संत गरीब दास) (1717-1778), from Chhudani (छुडाणी) village of tahsil Jhajjar in Haryana, was noted for his piety and poetry. He was a deeply religious person concerned about the welfare of ignorant people. He started Gribdasi sect and composed 'Garib Das ki granth Sahib'.
  • Jagdip Dhankar (जगदीप धनकड़) is a politician, an advocate and is serving as the 14th and current Vice President of India from 11 August 2022.
  • Brig Surender Dhankhar: He served in Indian Army for more than 35 years and retired on 31 August 2019. From village: Dhakla in Jhajjar district, Haryana. Settled at Dwarka Delhi. His father was a farmer.
  • Om Prakash Dhankar - Politician
  • Baldev Singh Dhankhad - Educationist
  • Risaldar Badlu Singh VC, Dhankhar Jat from village Dhakla district Jhajjar (Haryana), was an Indian recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
  • Lt. Col. Tikaram Dhankhar Village Karontha, Rohtak(1911-1996)[Served in Indian Army as Lt. Col., Post retirement joined as Member, Haryana Staff Selection Commission (1971-1974)
  • Sukhbir Dhankhar s/o Lt.Col. Tikaram Dhankhar - Village Karontha, Retired Wing Commander(Air Force), Ex Vice President, ITC Ltd(Golf Operations)
  • Sanjay Dhankhar - Village Karontha, Presently posted as Group Captain(Air Force). Recieved 'Vayu Sena Medal' by Honorable President, in year 2009 s/o Wing Commander Sukhbir Dhankhar
  • Virender Dhankhar - National Delegate (NSUI - भारतीय राष्ट्रीय छात्र संघ) belongs from village Bakheta
  • Ch. Ranvir Singh मास्टर रणवीर (Renowed Educationist and Social Worker from village Bakheta ) born in family of चौधरी जुगतीराम पहलवान
  • Ch. Dalip Singh S/O Ramdiya Bakheta (Famous धनखड़ खाप leader and panchayati leader from Rohtak region)
  • Jitender Dhankhar from Bakheta currently posted as Assistant Commissioner (VAT Delhi Govt.)
  • Kanishtha Dhankar - India's beauty queen Femina Miss India 2011
  • Seema Dhankhar
  • H. S. Dhankad - IAS ,Haryana
  • D. P. Dhankhar - IRS ,Deputy Commissioner Income Tax from Humaunpur,Rohtak
  • P. S. Dhankar - IFS, Haryana, 1968
  • J N Dhankhar - Stock Market High Official; Owner, Publisher and Editor of "Dalal Street Journal" [17]
  • R. S. Dhankar - CBI Delhi
  • Subedar Balwant Singh Dhankhar - Village Mehrana
  • Dr. Jagdev Singh Dhankhar - Village Goela Kalan, H.E.S.- I (Retd. Principal of University College, Rohtak),
  • Late Ch. Tarachand Dhankhar,
  • Late Ch. Indraj Singh Dhankhar,
  • Ch. Mehar Singh Dhankhar - Village Goela Kalan,Retd. S.D.O. Irrigation, Haryana
  • Late Ch. Umrao Singh Dhankhar (Retd. Principal of Jat School, Rohtak)
  • Late Sh. Rajinder Singh Dhankhar (S.D.O. Irrigation) Rohtak Haryana.
  • Sh. Narender Singh Dhankar (L.O. Panchayat) Rohtak Haryana.
  • Sub. Major Ravinder Singh Dhankhar [ JE.Civil ]
  • Dr. Omparkash Dhankhar - President of Akhil Bharatiye Dhankhar Sabha,And Co-Ordinator of Sarv Khap Panchayat, And Rashtriye Mahasachiv of Akhil Bharatiye Jaat Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti.Email:<dromparkashdhankhar@gmail.com>
  • Dr. Virendra Dhankhar - A well known urologist and andrologist
  • Vishal Dhankhar - an ultra runner from Jhajjar district in Haryana.
  • Krishna Kumar Dhankad - Police Inspector, Rajasthan Police. Born on 28.1.1972 at Amarpura, Jhunjhunu[18]
  • Seema Dhankar: IRS 2010 batch, w/o Deepak Gahlawat, IPS, M: 9468400506
  • Shaveta Dhankar: IPS 2009 batch, Rajasthan Cadre, Sup. Of Police, C.I.D.,S.S.B. Jodhpur. M: 9413179228
  • Professor Prahlad Dhankhar [H.E.S-I], Born - Kaloi,Jhajjar. - Present - Gurugram
  • Sh. Rajkumar Dhankhar, Commandant, Born - Karontha, Rohtak, Decorated with Police Medal for Gallantry by President of India
  • Mr. Vinod Dhankhar Assistant Commndent in CRPF FROM SHRI AMARPURA KITHANA 333028
  • Rubal Dhankar - Bodybuilder, actor, police
  • Shamsher Singh Dhankard - RSS, Social Worker, Yusuf Sarai Village - New Delhi
Unit - 10 Parachute
  • Rajiv Dhankhad - श्री राजीव धनखड़ ने डीएमआरसी के निदेशक (परियोजना एवं योजना) का कार्यभार संभाला...श्रीमान राजीव जी धनखड़ ने दिल्ली मेट्रो रेल कॉरपोरेशन (डीएमआरसी) के नए निदेशक (परियोजना एवं योजना) का कार्यभार संभाल लिया है।...1992 बैच के भारतीय रेलवे इंजीनियर्स सेवा (आईआरएसई) के अधिकारी श्री धनखड़ को कई प्रमुख पदों पर परियोजना, योजना और क्रियान्वयन में तीन दशकों का अनुभव है।....वे प्रतिष्ठित भारतीय प्रौद्योगिकी संस्थान (आईआईटी), खड़गपुर से प्रौद्योगिकी में स्नातक और आईआईटी, दिल्ली से प्रौद्योगिकी में परास्नातक हैं। श्री धनखड़ के पास एमडीआई, गुरुग्राम से प्रबंधन में स्नातकोत्तर डिप्लोमा और दिल्ली विश्वविद्यालय से एलएलबी की डिग्री भी है।....डीएमआरसी में यह पदभार संभालने से पहले वे भारतीय रेलवे के अजमेर डिवीजन में डीआरएम थे। उनके कार्यकाल के दौरान उदयपुर-हिम्मत नगर रेलवे सेक्शन का निर्माण कार्य शुरू हुआ था। उन्होंने साहिबाबाद-गाजियाबाद-दुहाई प्राथमिकता खंड के लिए एनसीआरटीसी में मुख्य परियोजना प्रबंधक के रूप में भी काम किया है।

Gallery of Dhankar people

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