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He had become a dacoit after murdering a man over a property dispute in the year 1955. In 1972, he surrendered along with his gang of over 150 dacoits. At the time of his surrender, as part of the negotiation, he was promised that he would not be given a death sentence and was kept in an open prison.
 After serving eight years in prison, Mohar Singh was released in 1980 and entered into local politics. He even starred in a 1982 bollywood movie named, ‘Chambal ke Daku’, which marketed itself with a tagline; ‘first time real dacoits on screen’. He died on May 5, 2020 at the age of 92.
Malangi
‘Din nu raj Firangi da Raati raj Malangi da’
- Famous folklore
Malangi was a dacoit during the colonial occupation of Punjab, British India. Malangi waged his battle against corrupt government officials, feudal and interest seekers. He would rob the rich and powerful, and distribute their wealth to the poor and oppressed members of society. He also extended his support to the Babbar Akali Movement. Malangi was born in a muslim family in village Lakho of Kasur district. His father passed away when he was just six months old. Taking advantage of the situation, the feudal lord of the village usurped the land that rightfully belonged to Malangi.
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