Ahmednagar District to be Named after Ahilyabai Holkar

  • Marking the 298th birth anniversary of Maratha queen Ahilyabai Holkar on May 31, 2023, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde announced that his government would rename Ahmednagar after her.
  • The Western Maharashtrian city will now be known as Ahilyanagar.
  • Ahilyabai Holkar was born in Chaundi village of Ahmednagar district on May 31, 1725.