Ramkot Fort (Urdu: قلعہ رام کوٹ, romanizedQila Ram Kot) or (AzizKot Fort) is an ancient fort in Mirpur, Azad Kashmir.[1][2]

Ramkot Fort
Ramkot Fort Dadyal.jpg
View of Ramkot Fort
General information
LocationDadyal, Mirpur district, Azad Jammu and Kashmir
Construction started16th century AD

HistoryEdit

The fort was built by a Gakkhar, named Toglu, in 16th century.[3] The fort was built on an abandoned Hindu temple.[4] It is located on the edges of the Mangla Dam.[3]

Syed Aziz Badshah, a well-known politician of Dadyal associated with Khanyara Sharif, rescued the fort from the Sikhs with heavy weapons and named it Aziz Kot.[5]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Fort forlorn and forsaken | Footloose". The News International.
  2. ^ "Ramkot Fort: Centuries-old Kashmiri heritage site on the verge of destruction". The Express Tribune. January 29, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Ali, Aown (July 3, 2015). "Ramkot Fort: The crumbling giant of Azad Kashmir". DAWN.COM.
  4. ^ "Ramkot Fort, Mirpur, Pakistan". Asian Architecture.
  5. ^ "Khanyara Sharif".