Lahar, India Wikipedia
Lahar is a town and a Nagar Panchayat in Bhind district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.
Lahar is located at 26.11°N 78.56°E / 26.11; 78.56. It has an average elevation of 275 metres (902 feet). Sports facilities in Lahar include a stadium named after Indira Gandhi.
The history of Lahar can be traced back to the Mahabharat era. It is said that the famous Lakchhagrih, (a palace built up of Lakh, which is a highly inflammable material), was built by the Kauravas for Pandavas at the end of their exile. As the legend goes, Kaurav wanted to kill Pandavas by burning them inside the Lakchhagrih. One can still find the pieces of charred lakh in the outskirts of town.
Nearest Railway Stations are Gwalior(110 km.), Bhind(60 km.) and Jhansi(110 km.). Recently it is connected to the state highway.
As of 2001 India census, Lahar had a population of 28,253. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Lahar has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 50%. In Lahar, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age1951: Har Sewak, Indian National Congress / Gokul Prasad, Indian National Congress
As a constituency of Madhya Pradesh:1962: Prabhudayal, Indian National Congress
1977: Ram Shankar Singh, Janata Party
1980: Ram Shankar Chowdhary, Indian National Congress(I)
1985: Mathura Prasad Mahant, Bharatiya Janata Party
1990: Dr.Govind Singh, Janata Dal
1993: Dr.Govind Singh, Indian National Congress
1998: Dr.Govind Singh, Indian National Congress
2003: Dr.Govind Singh, Indian National Congress
2008: Dr.Govind Singh, Indian National Congress
2013: Dr.Govind Singh, Indian National Congress