city was founded in the time of Lodhi dynasty
which ruled in Delhi from 1451-1526 A.D. The
legend goes that two Lodhi Chief Yusaf Khan
and Nihand Khan were deputed by Sikandar Lodhi
(1489-1517 A.D.) to restore order in this region.
They camped at the site of present city of Ludhiana
which was then a village called Mir Hota. Yusaf
Khan went across the river Sutlej in Jalandhar
Doab to check Khokhars who were plundering the
Doab and made a settlement at Sultanpur while
Nihand Khan stayed back and founded the present
city at the site of village Mir Hota. The new
town was originally known as Lodhi-ana, which
means the town of Lodi's. The name later changed
to the present name Ludhiana.