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Pannu is the clan name of primarily Jat clan found primarily in Northern India Delhi, Haryana mainly Hissar, Sonipat, karnal and others in Amritsar (Majha region) and Hoshiarpur (Doaba region) districts of Punjab, Rajasthan.
Some prominent Pannu villages include Phurlak, Naushehra Pannuan, Pidi, Chautala,Thurana-Hisar,Putthi-Hisar, Mari Pannuan, Akerpura, Bhojian, Lauhka and Sakira.
Pannus were great warriors during Jat Maharaja Ranjit Singh Sandhu's reign as well as during the British era. A great number of Pannus were in Guru Hargobind Sahibs Army, Pannu and Riar were the only ones with him during the battle of Sri Hargobindpur. The Pannu of Naushehra Pannuan (Tarn Taran) belong to Baba Baghel Singh Dhaliwal's 'Karor Singhia Misl'.
During the holocaust of the sikhs in 1740, one of the governing village heads responsible for the massacre of thousands of innocent sikhs belonged to the Naushehdra Punuan, but a majority Pannu jats population of the village ruled against the village head and thus joined the revolt against Nawab Zakaria Khan.
Notable persons of the Pannu clan
- Jathedar Teja Singh Akerpuri (Pannu) Jathedar AKAL Takht Sahib, President SGPC, President Akali DAL, Member Parliament From Gurdaspur.
- Major general Kulwant singh(Indian army)(village jaura)
- S. Balbir Singh Pannu Vice President SGPC (village- Naushehra Pannuan)
- Lt.Col Atma singh pannu.(village Akerpura) MBE mention in dispaches WW11
- Gurpreet Singh (village- Naushehra Pannuan), Commonwealth Games 2010 shooting champion, currently serving in the Indian Army.
- Karanbir Singh Pannu(village Naushehra Pannuan), Producer/Film Maker, Mumbai, India
- Lieutenant Cololonel Kulwant Singh Pannu (Indian army) led the 2nd Paras in the Tangail Airdrop to capture the Poongli Bridge over the River Jamuna on 11 December 1971, during the Bangladesh Liberation War. The battalion was airdropped near Tangail (now in Bangladesh) and tasked to cut off the 93 Brigade of Pakistani Army which was retreating from the north to defend Dacca and its approaches. For his conspicuous gallantry and leadership, Lt. Col. Pannu was awarded the Maha Vir Chakra.
- "http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Barkha+Madan/Karanbir+Singh+Pannu/Gala+Screening+Of+Soch+Lo/QcwAUi_e0J_". Retrieved February 27, 2012.