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Nischal, originally Nichal is a Hindu Punjabi Rajput surname originating in the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent. It is part of the broad Kshatriya varna (caste). They are traditionally members of the military or ran in an administrative capacity. The Kshatriya were assigned to protecting the Hindu dharma. Over the course of time, Nischals migrated to places across Punjab from their original homeland in Ajmer-Merwara and Rajputana.