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Ailum is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 29°17′16″N 77°17′30″E / 29.28778°N 77.29167°E / 29.28778; 77.29167Coordinates: 29°17′16″N 77°17′30″E / 29.28778°N 77.29167°E / 29.28778; 77.29167
Country India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Prabuddhanagar district
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,052
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 247771

Ailum is a town and a nagar panchayat in Shamli district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Ailum had a population of 13,052. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Ailum has an average literacy rate of 80%, (national average 59.5%). Ailum is a town situated at a distance of 68 km from Shahdara on the Shahdara Saharanpur BG Rly and 72 km from Delhi on Delhi-Yamunotri State highway 57 via Saharan Pur.

Ailum, even before it became famed village, provided place for hiding to King Bahu who disappeared after the defeat in the third battle of Panipat. He later suicided there by burning himself under a peepal tree. The remains of his palace, known as Bahu ka Mahal were available here up to late nineteen fifties.

Ailum is the native place of the famous Hindi poet Shamsher Bahadur Singh who was called poet's poet by Sachidananda Heeranand Vatsysyan Ajnyaiy. It is also the birth and native place of national poet Vishrant Vasisth, who has written more than fifty books and edits a weekly newspaper Samvad Vimarsh from Ailum itself and established Raghuveer Saudh Sansthan to provide research facilities in Hindi literature and defence matters. He also has floated a separate stream of thoughts in the literature committed to nationalism, equality and simplicity under Bharat Vichar Paksh as its national convener. Dr Vasisth is also the national convener of Netaji Subhash Vichar Manch. Many research scholars have written thesis and such other books including Dr A Bhavani, Dean of Languages, MS University Trinelveli, Tamil nadu, on his life and works. Poet Rajendra Rajan also hails from Ailum.

Town Ailum have one govt inter collage and three govt. primary schools and so many private and cbsc schools. The Ailum town have two banks State bank of india, Punjab national bank with both atm and one other Indicash atm. There are two govt. animals' hospital and one huge govt. man hospital. It is a small and beautiful town. Here main population related to Jat community.

Ailum Nagar Panchayat was established in 1995 when it first became a Town. Balkishan Singh was the first Chairman, and Udaiveer Singh Panwar, elected in 2012, is the current Chairman of Ailum.


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.