History of Bangalore7:22 PM
|Time of Kempe Gowda@ History Bangalore|
Reign of the Sultans, Marathas and British
1687 : they sold the kingdom to King Chikkadevaraja Wodeyar of Mysore.
1759 : Hyder Ali received Bangalore in the form of jagir in 1759, from Krishna Raja Wodeyar II. He converted the city into an army town.
1799 : , when Tipu Sultan died, the British returned the kingdom back to Krishna Raja Wodeyar III.
1831 : However, the British again took over the kingdom in 1831, citing misrule by Krishna raja Wodeyar III as the reason. It was under the British rule that Bangalore started developing into a modern city, with all the contemporary facilities like railways, telegraphs, post and telegraph, etc. The city was again given back to the Wodeyars in 1881. However, since the British Commissioners were based in Bangalore, its development into a contemporary city continued unabated.
After India gained independence in the year 1947, Bangalore became the capital of Karnataka. From then onwards, the city has witnessed large-scale development and has grown in leaps and bounds.
Bangalore, is also known as 'India's Silicon Valley', 'The Fashion Capital of India', 'The Pub City of India', etc.
The city of Bangalore got renamed as Bengalooru in the year 2006. Even though the term 'Bangalore' is still very common, now the official name of the city is Bengalooru.
Wasnt (History of Bangalore)that an interesting read,there's a story behind name of every indian city,coming up with more interesting stuff next week.