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This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Fatehgarh Sahib.
The district came into existence on 13 April 1992, Baisakhi Day, deriving its name 'Fatehgarh Sahib' from Sahibzada Fateh Singh, the youngest son of 10th Guru Gobind Singh, who were bricked alive by the orders of Suba Sirhind, Wazir Khan in 1705, and the place is now the site a famous 'Gurudwara Fatehgarh Sahib'.
As of 2011, it is the second least populous district of Punjab (out of 22), after Barnala.