Amilo, Azamgarh

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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
StateUttar Pradesh
DistrictAzamgarh
Population
 (2001)
 • Total21,887
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

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.

Notable Persons[edit]

It is also home to activist Lal Bihari, who fought with Indian bureaucracy from 1975 to 1994 to prove that he is alive. He added Mritak (deceased) to his name, and founded Mritak Sangh, the Uttar Pradesh Association of Dead People, to highlight other cases like his, for which he 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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  2. ^ Fathers, Michael (19 July 1999). "Plight of the Living Dead". Time. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Azamgarh Journal; Back to Life in India, Without Reincarnation". New York Times. 24 October 2000.

Amilo is also the village of freedom fighter & Urdu literate Nazir Ahmad, a colleague of Sir Sayyed Ahmad.Education-Shibli national high school,Madarsa Azizia Faizul Uloom run by Member of Amilo Education Society to provide a free education to the poor children of Amilo . Haji Abul Laish is an eminent person who helped to serve the society for weaker section.