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Famous personalities in Kanpur

The following personalities have given their valuable contribution to the Kanpur city -

Poet Bal Krishna Sharma aka "Navin", after whom the largest shopping centre of Kanpur, Navin Market is named.

Poet Gopal Das "Niraj" is known for writing songs for "Bollywood" movies.

Composer Shyamlal Gupta "Parshad" composed one of the famous ditties "Vijayee Vishwa Tiranga Pyara"

Great Hindi litterateurs of Kanpur like Acharya Mahavir Parasad Dwivedi, Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, Pratap Narain Mishra and Acharya Gaya Prasad Shukla 'Sanehi' have given their valuable contribution in the field of Hindi literature.

A well known agricultural institute, Chandrashekhar Azad Agricultural University in Kanpur is named after the great freedom fighter, Chandrashekhar Azad. Similarly the Medical College is named after a great revolutionist, Ganesh Shanker Vidyarthi. Both men spent a lot of time in Kanpur.

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Ancient History

Kanpur city was founded by King Hindu Singh of the Erstwhile State of Sachendi, Kanpur. Previously Kanpur was known by the names like Kanhpur or Cawnpore etc. In 1765 it became the part of British Empire when a treaty was signed by Nawab of Awadh. Under British rule, it achieved significance in terms of business and political power. Since then it has done an enormous growth.

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