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Bulandshahr

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Country  India
Language spoken  Hindi
State  Uttar Pradesh

Area  4,441 km2
District  Bulandshahr
Bulandshahr in the past, History of Bulandshahr

University  Babu Banarsi Das Institute of Engineering Technology & Research Centre

Map of Bulandshahr

Bulandshahr is a city and a municipal board in Bulandshahr district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Bulandshahr District. This city is part of the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR). According to Government of India, the district Bulandshahr is one of the Hindu Concentrated District in India on the basis of the 2011 census data on population, socio-economic indicators and basic amenities indicators. The distance between Bulandshahr and New Delhi is 68 km and it takes 1 hour 26 mins to reach there.

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Bulandshahr in the past, History of Bulandshahr

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History

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A king named Ahibaran is said to have laid the foundation of a fort called Baran here and established his capital. It was traditionally called Baran city and only recently came to be called Bulandshahr in official usages. Since it was perched on a highland it came to be known as "high city" (Persian: بلند شهر‎‎), which translates as Bulandshahr in Persian language. There is a present-day place called Upper Court (Hindi: ओपरकोट) which is believed to be the Fort of Raja Ahibarna and old Baran was limited to this area. The kingdom of Barn came to an end probably during the 12th century. In 1192 CE when Muhammad Ghauri conquered parts of India, his general Qutubuddin Aibak surrounded Fort Barn and, with the help of traitors, was able to kill King Chandrasen Dor and in the process took control of the Barn kingdom.

The ancient ruins found at places in Bhatora Veerpur, Ghalibpur, etc. are indicative of the antiquity of Bulandshahr. There are several other important places in the District from where statues belonging to the medieval age and objects of ancient temples have been found. Even today, several of these historical and ancient objects such as coins, inscriptions etc. are preserved in the Lucknow State Museum.

Demographics

As per provisional data of 2011 census, Bulandshahr urban agglomeration had a population of 235,310, out of which males were 125,549 and females were 111,761. The literacy rate was 81.07 per cent.

Notable people

  • Banarasi Das, popularly known as Babu Banarasi Das (1912-1985) was an Indian politician and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was from Janata Party. Banarasi Das Ji was a freedom fighter. He went to jail many times during his struggle for India's freedom. He was member of Indian Parliament for Bulandshahr from 1977 to 1979. He was Chief Minister from 28 Feb 1979 to 17 Feb 1980 . Banarasi Das was born in Utarawli, Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh.
  • [Jaiprakash Gaur]], founder and chairman of Jaiprakash Associates and Jaypee Group companies.
  • Surendra Singh Nagar, is an Indian Politician and Member of Parliament of the Rajya Sabha of India, and was Member of Parliament of the 15th Lok Sabha of India.
  • Shiv Charan Sharma, Was an educationist and entrepreneur in whose memory Shiv Charan inter college at kale aam is located.
  • Satish Kumar, Boxer medalist of 2014 Asian Games.
  • Vijay Singh Pathik, was among the first revolutionaries from the state who lit the torch of freedom movement in the state.
  • Gajendra Pal Singh Raghava, Famous Indian scientist expert in bioinformatics, winner of numerous scientific awards including Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for Science and Technology
  • Acharya Chatursen Shastri, eminent Hindi writer.
  • Bhola Singh, is a member of Lok Sabha, and he represents Bulandshahr.
  • Kushal Pal Singh, CEO of DLF Limited, India's largest real estate developer.
  • Om Prakash Tyagi, Founder of Arya Vir Dal, famous Arya Samaj Leader and BJP parliamentarian.
  • Neera Yadav, ex-officer of the Indian Administrative Service.
  • Yogendra Singh Yadav, Param Vir Chakra awardee, was born in [[Aurangabad, Bulandshahr
  • References

    Bulandshahr Wikipedia


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