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History Of Ramanagara



     Ramanagara District was carved out of the erstwhile Bengaluru Rural District on 23 August 2007, comprising Ramanagara, Channapatna, Kanakapura and Magadi taluks. Ramanagara is a Town and a City municipal council in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is also the headquarters of Ramanagara District.The Town was known as Shamserabad at the ruling time of  Tippu Sultan. It was then called Closepet, after Sir Barry Close (1756–1813) in pre-Independence times. It was renamed Ramanagara by the former chief minister of Karnataka state Mr. Kangal Hanumanthayya. Ramanagara District, part of the rural district of Bangalore, was split in 2007 and rebuilt the district headquarters in Ramanagar taluk with three other Talukas, Chennapatna, Kanakapura and Magadi. Ramanagara District has a population of 10,82,739 in 2011.


Milestones in the history of Ramanagara


  • 1800 – In remembrance of British Officer Sir Barry Close, it was named as“CLOSEPET”.
  • 1801 – Famous English Historian Francis Bukanin visited Ramanagara.
  • 1827 – Taluk status given to Closepet.
  • 1884 – Sub-division status to Closepet and Channapatna, Kanakapura and Magadi came under the jurisdiction of Closepet.
  • 1893 – Government General Hospital was started in Motinagar.
  • 1927 – Mahatma Gandhiji visited Ramanagara.
  • 1928 – Electricity was made available to the Town.
  • 1931 – District Court was established.
  • 1936 – Health Office was established.
  • 1937 – Water facility was made available to the citizens.
  • 1956 – Assistant Executive Engineer’s Office was established.
  • 1975 – The place became world famous as “Ramghad” after the shooting of movie “SHOLAY”.
  • 23-Aug-2007 – Included in the Karnataka State Map as the 28th District.



Last Updated: 30-01-2021 01:28 PM Updated By: Admin

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