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.
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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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