Nizam Lohar family, wedding pics, age, height, weight, biography, wiki, wife, affairs
Another prominent dacoit who used the jungle of Changa Manga to escape the authorities was Nizam Lohar, an ironsmith who used to make weapons for the British government. He once got embroiled in an argument with a British official who had insulted India. The quarrel heated up and Nizam ended up killing him, following which he joined the forces of Jeet Singh and Malkeet Singh, both prominent proponents of the Babbar Akali Movement.
Nizam Lohar started making weapons for them, providing an impetus to their movement. He would also attack government officials and moneylenders, burning their records before distributing their money to the oppressed classes. There are many legends about him rescuing a poor family from a greedy feudal lord. Nizam Lohar and his supporters saw themselves as nationalists struggling for the cause of freedom. For the British government, however, they remained dacoits.
Dacoits or bandits emerge out of a political context. Nizam Lohar and Malangi were both products of the feudalisation of Punjabi society by the British. Recently, the Punjab government, assisted by the army, executed an operation in Rajanpur against a group of bandits known as Chotu Gang. Devoid of any historical context, the gang and its leaders were portrayed as devils while the role of the authorities was lauded.
Before the emergence of this gang, however, Rajanpur district did not exist in the imagination of the political class of the country. One of the poorest districts in the country, it borders with Balochistan and Sindh. Unlike Central Punjab, feudal lords govern these territories as independent warlords. It is in this context that the dacoits of Rajanpur emerge and caused havoc in the region. The gang has been defeated but the conditions that led to its formation remain.