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Peronalities of Ghazipur from Vedic to Pre-Independence era

 

Raja Gadhi- The Grand father of Maharishi Parasuram, is creature of Ghazipur.He constrcted the fort near bank of Ganga, That was situated near Cheetnath Ghat in city.

Maharshi Yamdagni - Yamdgni Rishi lived in a hut on the bank of Ganga close to the present town of Zamania , which recieved its name of Jamdagnia.he weded with the Daughter of Rishi Renu , Renuka. and having four sons,Vasuman,& Ram etc. According to Mahabharata , when Haihaya king , Kartivirya came to his hermitage with army . Jamdagni treated him with great hospitalty through the help of his celebrated and divine Kamdhenu ( Wish fullfilling cow ). The king was surprised but instead of being grateful , he carried Kamdhenu off by force.  Kartivirya was afterward overcom by his son Maharshi Parasuram and Kamdhenu was recovered , Kartivirya offered a sacrifice in atonement of his sin.

Maharishi Parasuram- The Grand son of Raja Ghadhi, son of Maharshi Zamdagni, The Parsuram is the great son of Ghazipur, born at the bank of river Gangaes near Zamania. Though he is Aryan but devotte to Lord "Shiva". The Cross Bow of  Lord shiva episode in swanbar of Sita is very popular. He estabished a Ashram near Zamania. Due to His Devotion, Power and spritual nature, he is worship as Awatar of God.His favorite Ashra was "Parsu" hence known as Parsuram.

Gautam Rishi- His Ashram was situated near Gauspur at bank of river Ganga 16 Km. from Ghazipur city. according to saying "The bhagwan Ram Blessed the Devi Ahilya the wife of Gautam Rishi, converted into Stone.

Chaywan Rishi- The Ashram of Rishi Bhrigu was situated near Ballia City and he married with Puloma. and and his son "Chayawan" became a great saint. and his ashram was situated near "Chanani". The Lord Rama came to his Ashram during the Piligrim Visit.

Pahar Khan- Pahar Khan was Faujdar of Ghazipur, a post which he held for long period. Although on several occasion he was employed in distant campaign. He built a tank at Ghazipur , where his tomb still standing.

Sheikh Abdullah- The son of Zamindar  named Muhammad Kasim , a siddique sheikh of village Dharwara in Pargana Jahhorabad . Shiekh Abdullah was probably the only man of eminence that the district has produced and who was one of few rulers of Ghazipur who had done any thing to beutify the city of Ghazipur. He built the forts at Jalalabad ( in Pargana Shadiabad ) and at Kasimabad, which he named after his father.He also constructed a bridge over river Magai on the road to Kasimabad and in the city of Ghazipur created the palace known as Chital Sutun, a Mosque and imambara as well as a masonnry tank and also made a garden called Nawab Bagh. He died in 1744 and was burried in a handsome tomb in the city of Ghazipur.

Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad Ansari- Graduated in medicine in   England in 1911 ,was born in Yusufpur-Muhammdabad of Ghazipur, in 1880 ,he became the president of Indian National Congress .. his contribution to freedom movement of India is most laudable .In order to get rid of the communal sentiments he also established "Muslim Nationalist party" in 1923 prior to becoming the president of INC.In memory of his contribution the Civil Hospital of Ghazipur is named after him.

 

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