In Sanskrit, Saket means a place said to be very close to Heaven, thus a place where God resides. Saket was the ancient name of the city of Ayodhya, an important Hindu religious place, said to be the place of residence for Lord Rama. Saket was the name of the famous epic Hindi poetic work of Maithili Sharan Gupt, an account of the Ramayana through the eyes of Urmila, a lesser known character.
Saket nagar is mostly inhabited by retired employees of public sector company BHEL like its adjacent localities Shakti nagar and Alkapuri. Saket Nagar has been in news due to the proposed All India Institute of Medical Sciences unit that's slated to be ready by the year 2012.
Saket Nagar has two major schools nearby namely the Bhopal Public School and Sagar Public School.
Saket Nagar has the world class AIIMS. AIIMS Bhopal is one of the SIX AIIMS like apex healthcare institutes being established by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India under the Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojna(PMSSY). With the aim of correcting regional imbalances in quality tertiary level healthcare in the country, and attaining self sufficiency in graduate and postgraduate medical education and training the PMSSY planned to set up 6 new AIIMS like institutions in under served areas of the country.
- "AIIMS Bhopal would be ready by 2012". Retrieved 17 November 2011.