Magrair

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Magrair is a village in South-Eastern Unnao at a distance of 8 km from Bighapur. The village has more than 6000 inhabitants and is native place of famous Hindi Critic Aacharya Nand Dulare Bajpai, who also served as Vice Chancellor of Vikram University, Ujjain for a brief period. Notably the village is also a native to premier Indian stand up comedian Raju Srivastava where his father Balai Kaka used to live before he shifted to Kanpur.

In the outskirts of the village there is a famous Kalika Devi Mandir, Deeheshwar Mahadev Mandir and Lakshyeshwar Mahadev Mandir. Close to Lakshyeshwar Mahadev Mandir, There is a pond named as Shivdeen Taal which was built by Late Shri Baladin Tiwari. This village played significant role in pre-independence era as a market area for near-by places but has lost much of its significance with development of nearby areas of Bighapur and Purwa while this has somewhat remained as it was.

Magrair is one of the largest village in Bighapur district of Unnao and was home to many famous Wrestlers. The village is native place of Pehelwan Jugal Kishore Dixit. A big Wrestling event is also organised annually by 'Nandini Trust' in Magrair in the memory of famous Hindi poet Mahapran Nirala.

Mrs Geeta Dixit is the current Panchayat Pramukh of Magrair.