About Ahmednagar District

According to historical records Ahmednagar district was established by Ahmed Nizam Shah. It was separated from Bahmani Sultanate. He was sultanates of Deccan Sultanate. Bahmani Sultanate ruled the medieval kingdoms of south central India namely Ahmadnagar, Bidar, Bijapur, Golkonda. Mughal emperor Shah Jahan captured this area in 1636. Then son of Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb spent the last year of his life and died at Khuldabad in 1707.

Ahmednagar is the largest district in Maharashtra state by the terms of geographical area. It has 5.66% of the Maharashtra's total area. District Ahmednagar has founded by Ahmed Shah Nizam Shah. The district importance for historical events of Indian history since Freedom for Indpendence. Bhuecot fort is place where national leaders like Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru were prisoned situated in Ahmednagar during the freedom movement. During that time Mr. Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru wrote famous book 'Discovery of India' in Ahmednagar Jail. Quit India Movement most of Indian leaders for sent into jails. Leaders like Sardar Patel, Maulana Azad, Subhash Chandra Bose, Rajendra Prasad, Dr. Syed Mahmood, were arrested and were put in Jail of Ahmednagar Fort.
The city also participated India's freedom movement since Mahatama Gandhi started Non-Co-operation movement in 1920.