Ahluwalia (Punjabi: ਆਹਲੂਵਾਲੀਆ (Gurmukhi) named after Jassa Singh Ahluwalia.1 The name Ahluwalia is derived from Jassa Singh's ancestral village of Ahlu.2 The use of Ahluwalia as a last name has been adopted by his followers.
Jassa Singh Ahluwalia was commander and leader of the Ahluwalia Misl. He is remembered in the Sikh fraternity as "Guru Ka Lal", which literally means beloved of the Guru.3 He was also given the title "Sultan-ul-Quam" (King of the Community), by his followers.4
- S. S. Ahluwalia – Member of Parliament, (1986 – Present)
- Montek Singh Ahluwalia – Former World Bank economist and Deputy-Chairman of Planning Commission of India.5
- H. P. S. Ahluwalia – Mountaineer, the third person to reach the peak of Mt. Everest
- Kiranjit Ahluwalia – a woman who killed her husband in response to his abuse and has been honored for "breaking the taboo of domestic violence"6 She was later portrayed by Ashwariya Rai in the film Provoked.7unreliable source?
- Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Judge Supreme Court of India will be the first Sikh Chief Justice of Indiacitation needed
- Brard, GSS (30 May 2009). East of Indus. English: Hemkunt Press. p. 231. ISBN 8170103606.
- Nahar Singh Jawandha (2010). Glimpses of Sikhism. New Delhi: Sanbun. p. 209. ISBN 9789380213255.
- Sir Lepel Henry Griffin (1 Aug 2002). The Rajas of Punjab: History of the Principal States in the Punjab. Lahore: Low Price Publications. p. 496. ISBN 8175361980.
- H.S. Singha (May 30, 2009). The Encyclopedia of Sikhism (over 1000 Entries). USA: Hemkunt Press. p. 111. ISBN 8170103010.
- Planning Commission : About Us: Dy. Chairman : Montek Singh Ahluwalia Profile
- Meet Kiranjit Ahluwalia -The Woman Who Inspired Rai's Provoked
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