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The Maharashtra tourism division will suggest the renaming of Daulatabad fort positioned close to Aurangabad metropolis to its previous identify ‘Devgiri’, state Tourism Minister Mangal Prabhat Lodha mentioned right here on Saturday.

Lodha attended a ceremony to unfurl the tricolour held on the Bharat Mata temple positioned on the premises of the fort to mark the Hyderabad Liberation Day.

“The fort is called Daultabad aka Devgiri. It’s nonetheless generally known as the Daulatabad fort. The state Tourism division will submit a proposal to alter its identify again as Devgiri fort,” he instructed reporters.

He mentioned the tricolour was unfurled for the primary time to mark the Hyderabad Mukti Sangram Divas on the spot.

“The flag might be hoisted yearly,” he added.

The fort was renamed Daulatabad by Mohammed Tughlaq within the 14th Century who understood its significance as a base for army operations in southern India and conceived the thought of constructing it his capital, in accordance with historians.

Nevertheless, the fort later got here to be generally known as Qubbatul Islam and cash had been minted with this identify.

The fort positioned round 14 km from Aurangabad metropolis is a nationwide heritage monument maintained by the Archeological Survey of India.

The earlier Maharashtra authorities led by Uddhav Thackeray had renamed Aurangabad Sambhajinagar.

The incumbent Eknath Shine-Devendra Fadnavis authorities added ‘Chhatrapati’ to the brand new identify of Aurangabad.

In September 1948, Indian armed forces invaded the Nizam-ruled princely state of Hyderabad and annexed it into the Indian Union.

This annexation is widely known as ‘Hyderabad Mukti Sangram” Din.

Marathwada area in Maharashtra was a part of the erstwhile princely state. 

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