(Last Updated on : 19/05/2010)
Firozpur is a city in the district of Punjab. Firozpur is located next to the border of Pakistan. Pakistan border lies at its west, the district of Amritsar to its north and to the south are Fazilka and Abohar. Firozpur district is one among the nineteen districts in the state of Punjab. Firozpur has the reputation of being an exceptionally healthy district. It has second most rice mills in Punjab and used to be big trade centre before partition of India and Pakistan.
History of Firozpur
The city of Firozpur was founded by Sultan Firuz Shah Tughluq on the banks of the River Sutlej. The body of three freedom fighters (Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev) who were hanged at Lahore were cremated on the banks of the Sutlej and their monuments can also be seen at the place of cremation.
Firozpur was dominated by Muslims and the Muslim majority voted to join Pakistan. However the British Viceroy Mountbatten gave the Ferozpur district to India which forced innumerable Muslims to flee in the chaos of Partition from Ferozpur to Pakistan. The Pakistanis are of the view that this was an attempt by the British Government to undermine the survival of Pakistan as an independent state.
Places of interest in Firozpur
The places of interest in Firozpur are:
The Saragarhi Gurudwara
Hussainiwala, the samadhi of Bhagat Singh and his colleagues.