Jind Knowledge Guide
Maharaja Gajpat Singh, a great grandson of Phul Singh, the founder of the Phulkian Misl, established an independent Sikh kingdom by seizing with Sikh armed forces a large tract of country which included the territory occupied by the present district of Jind from the Afghan invader and governor Zain Khan in 1763 and made Jind city, the capital of the state in 1776. He made a fort here in 1775. Later, Sangrur was chosen as capital of Jind State by Raja Sangat Singh (reigned 1822 to 1834). After independence, Jind State was merged with the Indian union and the territory of the present district became part of Sangrur district of Patiala and East Punjab States Union on 15 July 1948. At the time of its creation of Haryana state on 1 November 1966, Sangrur district was bifurcated and its Jind and Narwana tehsils were merged to form the Jind district, one of the seven districts of the newly formed Haryana state. Jind tehsil was bifurcated to two tehsils: Jind and Safidon in 1967.