Keraniganj is an upazila of Dhaka district. It is the most close upazila of the capital city of Bangladesh, Dhaka. Keraniganj upazila parishad is only 15km away from district sadar. It is the upazila at the side of Buriganga river. We know, Dhaka is located at the north side of Buriganga where Keraniganj is on the south side.
Keraniganj is bounded by the capital of Bangladesh, Dhaka Mohammadpur, Hazaribagh and Lalbagh thanas, to the east are parts of Narayanganj Sadar and Louhjong upazilas, to the south are Sirajdikhan, upazilas and to the west are Nawabganj and Singair upazilas. .
The area of Keraniganj Upazila is 166.87 sq. km. 64.43 sq. mile, 41235.00 acre. Total population of Keraniganj is nearly 6,03,114. The density of population is 3614 per sq. km. The election area of Bangladesh parliament is 176 and 176 which is Dhaka – 2 and Dhaka – 3.
Geographical Location Of Keraniganj:
Keraniganj extends from 23.6833° north latitude to 90.3125 ° east longitude. Keraniganj is located on the banks of the river Buriganga in the south-west of Dhaka city. Keraniganj upazila covers an area of 166.87 sq km and is bounded by Mohammadpur, Hazaribagh, Kamrangirchar, Lalbagh, Katowali and Sutrapur thanas and Savar upazilas on the north, Shampur thana and Narayanganj Sadar upazilas on the east, Sirajdikhan upazila on the south and Nawabganj and Singair upazilas on the west. The main rivers are Buriganga and Dhaleshwari. Keraniganj is connected to the capital Dhaka by three modern bridges (Bangladesh-China Friendship Bridge which is also known as Buriganga Bridge-1 and Buriganga Bridge-2 and Buriganga Bridge-3) through Mohammadpur.
History Of Keraniganj Upazila
Kerniganj upazila is made up of 12 unions covering an area of 166.87 sq km. Earlier, the police administration office was in Dhaka. D. And in a small room near the office. Then the office of the police station administration moved to a room rented in the house of Chairman Alimuddin in Jinjira. From there the activities of Keraniganj Thana administration were conducted. Keraniganj Thana became an upazila in 1983, during the tenure of President Ershad. Haji Nasir Uddin, a businessman from Jinjira, was elected the first chairman of the upazila. Mr. Farhadur Rahman became the first Upazila Nirbahi Officer.
Dewan Shafiul Alam, the son of Kalatiya, describes the history of Buriganga and Dhaleshwari Bidhaut Keraniganj. It is true that there is no history based support behind the name of Keraniganj. However, there is some logical support for naming Keraniganj based on the history of the reign of the Karran dynasty in Bengal. The Karranis, Sher Shah and his son Islam Shah, an advanced branch of the Afghan and Pathan nations, came from the Kiran area of Afghanistan and started a separate dynasty. Taj Khan Karrani was the first to introduce this dynasty in the history of Bengal. After the death of Taj Khan, his brother Salman Karrani ascended the throne of Bengal. (1565-1572 AD). After his death, Bayazid Karrani and Dawood Khan Karrani killed him. (1572 AD) The last independent king of the Karrani ruling group of Bengal ruled.
Meanwhile, after the conquest of Patna in the gradual expansion of the kingdom, King Akbar ordered his trusted general Munim Khan to conquer Bengal. Munim Khan led his expedition through the present Dinajpur and Bakerganj in the south and entered the gold mines of Dhaka. Everywhere the Afghans failed to resist the Mughal forces, crossed the Buriganga and retreated to the south bank. The location of the Karranis in this place for some time is probably the historical background of the name Keraniganj. The word should have been Karranganj. But during the East India Company, it was a deliberate fashion to change the Muslim name of a particular community or to write or pronounce it in a distorted form, which led to the spread of the name of Keraniganj.
Unions Of Keraniganj Upazila
There are 12 unions in Keraniganj upazila.
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Language And Culture Of Keraniganj Upazila
Jahangir Nagar is the abode of Dhaka-adjacent Sonar Ga Vikramaditya where the practice of education and culture is an ancient history. The king of power is interested in this triangular region and everyone has a language, culture and culture in a very small range. This range is weak. Everyone wants power and rule. Victory and expansion of empire in sword and muscle power. Achievement is all alone. There is no way to give a discount. Everyone who is intoxicated with luxury can live as long as possible. All of them have joy, education, type of service, meditation, knowledge, city-centric. Their needs are very small, mobile, flexible, dutiful. Although their number is less, they gradually build houses, society, neighborhoods, villages. The perimeter is increasing day by day. How, from where, by whom, in which version the name of this region is Keraniganj – its exact explanation is still not clear.
The people of Keraniganj are endowed with multi-dimensional qualities. Evidence of this can be found in various fields. As well as the burden of matching accurate information, they also have a lot to contribute to the dignity of education, culture and language. Hafez Pir Mohammad, P. K. Roy established many educational institutions in the field of education. Reviewing the contemporary history, the role of National Professor Abdur Razzak, Prof. Dr. Md. Shahjahan, Prof. Mir Jahan, Prof. Hamidur Rahman is undeniable. Rabindra Sangeetanj Wahidul Haque, the founder of Chayanat, a renowned cultural personality of Keraniganj and a prominent journalist, is at the top of the list of Gunijans all over the world for his achievements. Imdad Hossain, a painter and Ekushey Padak recipient, is a brilliant soldier. His deeds and sacrifices have made the people of Keraniganj proud. Malekh Dewan, Khaleq Dewan, Razzak Dewan, the proverbial men of Baul music in the cultural arena, their position in the Pak-Indian subcontinent is highly esteemed. They blessed the people of Keraniganj.
In the midst of the current subculture, the language, culture and culture of Keraniganj have not been lost and will never be lost. Because the immortal creation of the mystic poet Sirajul Islam “Birds are golden with yellow – who left the bird” can still be heard in the voices of the people of this country in the wings of Bengal, in the cities, in the ports, in the markets, in the fields.
Sports And Entertainment
Sports is one of the entertainment fields of rural Bengal. Early ha-du-du, kanamachi bo-bo, gollachut, dang sali, kite flying, boat racing, swimming competitions, kabaddi, football are the most popular sports of the present day cricket. The games are getting lost day by day. All people compete for a living. Moreover, with the disappearance of sports-related material, many sports may seem as miraculous to today’s young society as the Arabic novel. Reviewing the history of the past, it can be seen that Keraniganj has not had such a glorious history in sports in the past and in the history of the 21st century, the world’s most popular cricket player, Md. Rafiq has honored the people of Keraniganj with his sportsmanship. Many of our Keraninj players have accelerated the independence of the country by participating in various sports on Indian soil during the Liberation War and have encouraged and inspired their fellow freedom fighters. Keraniganj has a special contribution in sports at the national level which can honor the people of Keraniganj.
Keraniganj In The Liberation War Of Bangladesh
Keraniganj, a suburb of the capital Dhaka. Keraniganj is the bearer of many chapters of history. The role of A. Keraniganj in the history of the great liberation war will be written in golden letters in the history.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the father of the greatest Bengali nation of all time, has received the full support of the people and the soil and people of Keraniganj in his political life.
When the genocide started in Dhaka on the black night of March 25, 1971, all the leaders of the national level came to Keraniganj and took position. Sitting in Keraniganj, the national leaders made the next course of action. This chapter was created by the then renowned student leader Mustafa Mohsin Montu by occupying Keraniganj police station.
The position of the national leaders, the occupation of the police station, the hoisting of the flag of independent Bangladesh, the preparations for war, the arrival of the ruling party in Keraniganj were the only places where the infernal massacre took place on the morning of 2nd April. Thousands of young and old women from different areas of Keraniganj had to give their lives in that massacre. In the documents of the war of liberation which are printed and mentioned as Jinjira murder. Luckily the national leaders were unharmed as the Pak army missed its target.
From the beginning of the war of liberation till the victory, women, men and children of different levels who were stationed in Keraniganj, they have received all the services including food. There are many examples of children giving shelter to their own children. They have endured inhumane hardships with their own mattresses, rugs and pillows.
The people of Keraniganj have quietly and cautiously taken care of all the arrangements for the freedom fighters to stay, eat and be safe.
Many deserving children of proud Keraniganj took part in the liberation war. After going to India, they trained many youths in the area and encouraged them to fight in the bankers of the enemy forces. Many Suryasantas of Keraniganj have sacrificed their lives for the independence of the country by fighting the Pak aggressors. Many memorials have been erected in their memory at the local level. On Independence Day and Victory Day, the people of Keraniganj pledged to repay their debts with deep respect.
There were small and big battles in Keraniganj during the war of liberation. The capital Dhaka was besieged by freedom fighters of different categories stationed at Keraniganj. The Pakhanadar forces lost their way in the guerrilla attack. Above all, in the war of liberation on 26 November 1971, the battle of Saitpur (Keraniganj, Nawabganj, Sirajdikhan Upazila) was fought under the leadership of the heroic freedom fighter Mustafa Mohsin Montu. Then we won. I got Bangladesh with my life and blood. To the people of the world, my Bengali, the nation of heroes. And the other role of Keraniganj in the great liberation war is memorable. “Keraniganj’s contribution to the liberation war legend”
Map Of Keraniganj Upazila
Rivers Of Keraniganj Thana
2 notable rivers in Keraniganj 1. Buriganga 2. Doleshwari. The two banks of the river have been constructed by the Water Development Board. This river is the means of communication in Keraniganj upazila. At present the water of this river Buriganga is polluted.
Natural resources Of Keraniganj
Although there is no significant natural resource in Keraniganj upazila, there is river Buriganga here. The water of Buriganga river flows and various rivers, canals and beels of Keraniganj upazila are filled with water. The water of the river makes the soil of Keraniganj upazila fertile. Different types of vegetables, paddy, jute and different types of crops are grown in this fertile soil. The soil of this upazila is fertile as a coastal area.
Trade And Business Of Keraniganj Thana
Business is developing day by day in Keraniganj Upazila. There are also Asia famous food companies, factories, several pharmaceutical factories, auto rice mills, rice mills, brick kilns, biscuit factories, cinema halls, filling stations, bank insurance companies. Many people of the upazila are involved in trade and commerce. The capital’s communication with Keraniganj Upazila is very easy.
The Dhaka Mawa road is now the most attractive and developed road. For this reason, the communication system has increased a lot. The padma bridge has connected the upazila with the southern parts of Bangladesh. It will develop the upazila areas very much. Already many govt. projects and private industry, education institute and related facilities are enriching. Researchers tell the most potential upazila and thana of Bangladesh in the recent times.