MP Government has changed the name of Bhopal's Islam Nagar village to 'Jagdishpur' with immediate effect

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Madhya Pradesh government announced that Islam Nagar village located in Bhopal district has been renamed as Jagdishpur.

An overview of the news

  • The notification informing the change of name also states that the central government has not objected to the decision.

  • Islam Nagar village is located at a distance of about 12 km from Bhopal and is famous for forts.

  • 308 years ago the name of Islam Nagar used to be Jagdishpur.

  • The iconic Mughal Gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhavan was renamed Amrit Udyan recently.

  • According to the Madhya Pradesh Raj Bhavan website, Bhopal was founded in 1724 by Dost Mohammad Khan, an Afghan soldier.

  • Dost Mohammad Khan established his capital at Jagdishpur, 10 km from modern Bhopal and named it Islam Nagar (City of Islam).

  • Dost Mohammad Khan built a small fort and some palaces at Islamnagar.

  • After a few years, he built a big fort on the northern bank of the upper lake. This new fort was named Fatehgarh Fort (Fort of Victory).

  • After some years, he shifted his capital to the present city of Bhopal.

  • Earlier, the Madhya Pradesh government had renamed Hishangabad as Narmadapuram and Nasrullaganj as Bhairunda.

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