Toba Tek Singh

Toba Tek Singh is located in Central Punjab and occupies 3,252 square kilometers and is made up of large areas of lowlands that flood frequently during the rainy season. The floods originate from the Ravi River that runs along the southern and southeastern borders. The pre-partition TTS had a sizable Sikh population, much of which migrated to Punjab in modern India in 1947.The city and district is named after a Sikh religious figure Tek Singh. Legend has it that Tek Singh, a kind-hearted man served water and provided shelter to the worn out and thirsty travelers passing by a small pond (“TOBA” in Punjabi) which eventually was called Toba Tek Singh, and the surrounding settlement acquired the same name.There is also a park here named after Tek Singh.