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According to the tradition Sami takes its name from its founder, an ascetic of Atit or Sami order. It came under the power of the Nawab of Radhanpur around 1753; and at the beginning of the nineteenth century was his capital and headquarters. The great plague of 1816 carried off about one-half of its population.
Sami was under Radhanpur state. Radhanpur was under Palanpur Agency of Bombay Presidency, which in 1925 became the Banas Kantha Agency. After Independence of India in 1947, Bombay Presidency was reorganized in Bombay State. When Gujarat state was formed in 1960 from Bombay State, it fell under Mehsana district of Gujarat and subsequently became part of Patan district.
Places of interestEdit
Sami was surrounded by a brick wall about one and a half miles in circumference, twenty-four feet high and twelve wide, now partly in ruins. To the east is a strong stone and brick court, and on the west a building of Nuransha Pir with a lake called the Pir Talav. Besides these, there is a mosque and the tombs of some of the Nawabs' families.
Auto rickshaws are used to move within the town & nearby villages. Sami is about 145 km from Ahmedabad, connected to GJ SH 18 & GJ SH 55. Sami is well connected by GSRTC as-well-as private luxury buses connecting major cities, towns & villages in Gujarat, there is a GSRTC bus stand in the town as well.
- Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Cutch, Palanpur, and Mahi Kantha 2015, p. 347-348. sfn error: no target: CITEREFGazetteer_of_the_Bombay_Presidency:_Cutch,_Palanpur,_and_Mahi_Kantha2015 (help)
- Chisholm 1911, p. 785. sfn error: no target: CITEREFChisholm1911 (help)
- Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Cutch, Palanpur, and Mahi Kantha 2015, p. 347. sfn error: no target: CITEREFGazetteer_of_the_Bombay_Presidency:_Cutch,_Palanpur,_and_Mahi_Kantha2015 (help)
- Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Cutch, Palanpur, and Mahi Kantha. Government Central Press. 1880. pp. 347–348.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Gazetteer of the Bombay Presidency: Cutch, Palanpur, and Mahi Kantha. Government Central Press. 1880. pp. 347–348.