Amilo

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Amilo
town
Amilo is located in Uttar Pradesh
Amilo
Amilo
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°04′39″N 83°18′52″E / 26.07750°N 83.31444°E / 26.07750; 83.31444Coordinates: 26°04′39″N 83°18′52″E / 26.07750°N 83.31444°E / 26.07750; 83.31444
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Azamgarh
Population (2001)
 • Total 21,887
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Amilo is a census town in Azamgarh district in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Amilo had a population of 21,887. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Amilo has an average literacy rate of 46%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 58% of the males and 42% of females literate. 22% of the population is under six years of age.

It is also home to activist Lal Bihari Mritak officially dead between 1976 and 1994, who fought with Indian bureaucracy for 18 years to prove that he is alive. He added Mritak (deceased) to his name, and founded Mritak Sangh, the Uttar Pradesh Association of Dead People in Uttar Pradesh, India, to highlight other cases like him, and won a 2003 Ig Nobel Prize.[2][3]

References[edit]

  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. 
  2. ^ "Plight of the Living Dead". TIME magazine. July 19, 1999. 
  3. ^ "Azamgarh Journal; Back to Life in India, Without Reincarnation". New York Times. October 24, 2000. 

Amilo is also the village of freedom fighter & Urdu literate Nazir Ahmad, a colleague of Sir Sayyed Ahmad.