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Chirgaon, Jhansi

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Located on the bank of Betwa River approximately 30 kilometers from Jhansi, Chirgaon was the birthplace of the renowned Hindi poet, Maithili Sharan Gupta who was also the National Poet of the country. His Samadhi is also situated in the village.

The town also boasts of two other famous literary figures. One was Siyaram Sharan Gupta, the younger brother of the Poet Laureate and the other, an Urdu poet, Munshi Ajmeri. Both the Gupta siblings regarded the Munshi as their elder brother.

The town hosts a temple and a mosque in the same compound. It has three darwazas or the gates and a fort or quilla. There are several ancient ponds in the city. A popular tourist draw is the ancient temple called Shiv-Sai temple, located at Collector Ganj. It is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

 

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