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In 1610, Dhaka was announced by Subedar Islam Khan as capital of Mughal Bangla. He renamed the name of Dhaka with 'Jahangir Nagar. There was a fort beside the river Buriganga named Kella-e-Jahangir (Fort of Jahangir).
To show respect to this name, a fully residential public university was established in Dhaka in 1970 as Jahangirnagar Muslim University, aka Jahangirnagar University.
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