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INFORMATION ABOUT GWALIOR
Gwalior is named after a saint who cured the local chieftain Suraj Sen from leprosy. It is also the home of the famous, royal and incredibly rich Scindia family. The magnificent mementoes of a glorious past give Gwalior a unique and timeless appeal, with warrior kings, poets, musicians and saints contributing in making Gwalior the city it is. Today, the city is famous for many educational institutions attracting students from every nook and corner of the country.
Gwalior is named after a saint who cured the local chieftain Suraj Sen from leprosy. History of Gwalior dates back to 8th century. From then onwards Gwalior was to become the cradle of dynasties. The massive fort which overlooks the city is a testimony to its glory and grandeur. Warrior kings, poets, musicians and saints contributed in making Gwalior the city it is.
Gwalior is one place which was most affected during the Revolt of 1857. It was one of the centers which experienced fierce encounters between the British and the 'Rebels'. The Maharaja of Gwalior was loyal to the British during the mutiny but his troops sided with the rebels who had laid their hands on the city. Towards the end of mutiny, Gwalior was subject to heavy fighting, after which British gained complete control over India. Among those who laid down their lives here in their attempt to capture the fort were Tatiya Tope and Rani of Jhansi.
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