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PRONOUNCED: kaan-dhal (Indian)
CONTRIBUTOR: Prof. Prithvi Singh Kandhal on 3/2/2016
Meaning & History
People with the last name of "Kandhal" are commonly descendants of Rao Kandhal who belonged to the "Rathore" clan of Rajputs (warrior class) in India. "Rao" is a royal title. Rao Kandhal was younger brother of Rao Jodha who founded the princely state of Jodhpur in western Rajasthan, India. During 1464 to 1485 AD Rao Kandhal established the princely royal state of Bikaner in northern Rajasthan by helping his nephew Rao Bika. Rao Kandhal died during a war at the age of 74.