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Apr 08 2017 (21:30)   KYN/Kalyan Junction (8 PFs)

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10 Interesting Facts about Kalyan
1 In pre-independent India, the administration spelled kalyan as kallian, callian and sometimes as callianee.
2 The city has been attacked by various foreign armies including the Mughal, the Portuguese and the British. The Marathas were held in high regard by the locals for being the only line of Defence against invasions.
3 Kalyan railway station was built in
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the year 1954 thought it started in 1945 and took 9 year to complete.
4 With more than 700,000 populations. Kalyan is a part of Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation established in 1983 with municipalities of Kalyan, Dombivli, Ambernath and 81 villages. It was then one of the largest urban local bodies
5 The city of Kalyan was surrounded by a fort wall, the construction of which began during shah jahan’s reign and was completed during Aurangzeb’s reign in 1694 A.D.
6 Kalyan served as a only port city for many centuries until Mumbai city Developed and its sister ports –like Nallasopara, Thane and Bhiwandi built.
7 The majority of Kalyan citizens are Hindus with a fair minority of Muslims and Buddhists. The main language spoken and understood is Marathi. Also, Hindi is understood by most of the people.
8 Kalyan station which is one of the busiest railway station of central Mumbai has over 6 Lacs commuters daily.
9 In the middle of Kalyan fort, Marathas built a small wooden temple of Durgadevi behind the mosque, and called the fort Durgadi Killa in Honour of the goddess, a name which it still bears.
10 Anandi Gopal Joshi, women from Kalyan along with Kadambini Ganguly was one of the first two Indian women to obtain a degree in western medicine in 1886. She is also believed to be the first Hindu woman to set foot on American soil.

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