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Jahangir Nagar (Bengali: জাহাঙ্গীর নগর) is the former name of Dhaka, Bangladesh. It was named after Mughal Emperor Jahangir.



In 1610, Dhaka was announced by Subedar Islam Khan as capital of Mughal Bangla. He renamed Jahangir Nagar.[1] to Dhaka . There was a fort beside the river Buriganga named Kella-e-Jahangir (Fort of Jahangir).


To show respect to this name, a fully residential public university was established in Dhaka in 1970 as Jahangirnagar Muslim University, aka Jahangirnagar University.

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  1. ^ RAHMAN, JAHED (2014-02-01). Bends and Shades. Xlibris Corporation. p. 91. ISBN 9781493175048.[self-published source]