Sheikhupur, Badaun

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Sheikhupur is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 28°21′N 79°01′E / 28.35°N 79.02°E / 28.35; 79.02Coordinates: 28°21′N 79°01′E / 28.35°N 79.02°E / 28.35; 79.02
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Badaun
 • Body Shekhupur Gram Sabha
 • Total 13 km2 (5 sq mi)
Elevation 192 m (630 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 44,475
 • Density 3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s) metric
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 243601
Telephone code 05832
Vehicle registration UP 24

The town of Sautbad, known as Sheikhupur (Urdu: شيخُوپُور‎), is about 4 km from the centre of Badaun city across the river Saut, Uttar Pradesh, India and comes under Budaun Metro AreaIt is 1 km from Budaun and will be the part of the city in one year. The latitude and longitude of Sheikhupur are 28.1 (N) and 79.7' respectively.

Sheikhupur is not only the name of a town: It stands for a culture where learning flourished. The foundation of this historic township was laid more than three centuries ago by Farid-uddin Farooqui Faridi aka Mohtashim Khan, Ihtisham Khan Ikhlas Khan the illustrious son of the Farooqui Faridi Sheikhs of Badaun. Ever since it was founded, Sheikhupur witnessed phases of its rise and fall like any other historic place. Sheikhpur still exists on the map and treasures the memories of its glorious past which helped to shape the history of Mughal India.

Climate and agriculture[edit]

The climate of Sheikhupur is the same as its surrounding areas. It is at a higher elevation and by a side of a river. Its soil is excellent for agriculture and crops being cultivated in the surrounding areas are grown here. Being close to Badaun yet at a distance from it, Sheikhupur possesses an identity of its own.


Access to Sheikhupur is easy as a railway line passes through it apart from katcha{unmetalled} and pucca{metalled) roads from Badaun. The train going from Bareilly to Kasganj hails at Sheikhupur railway station. The Pucca road via Nawshera to Qadar Chowk passes through Sheikhupur and is a busy road through the day. The easiest road to take for Badaun is the Pucca Road running between Mauza Meeran Sarai and Ghalib Patti, going up to river Saut.

Historic significance[edit]

Sheikhupur is an area near Badaun, a city in the north-central Uttar Pradesh state of northern India. It is inhabited by Faridi branch of the Farooqi Sheikhs. In the reign of Akbar his family became connected with the empire. Its first member was Sheikh Salim Chishti whose tomb at Fatehpur Sikri near Agra was built at the expense of the State. His grandson Nawab Qutubuddin Koka was private secretary to the emperor Jahangir and afterwards governor of Bengal. Nawab Qutb-ud-din Khan Koka's son Nawab Mohtashim Khan was granted by Jahangir 4,000 bhigas of land in Badaun District (United Provinces) where he built a small fort named Sheikhupur after Jahangir, who was caned Sheikhu-baba in his childhood. He was married to Mumtaz Mahal's sister and grand tomb still stands there housing their graves.

Nawab Mohtashim Khan was granted by the emperors Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Alamgir a jagir of 22 villages in that district. Hakim Razi-ud-din's grandfather Hakim Ghulam Najaf Khan was appointed physician to the last king of Delhi with the title of Azaz-ud-daula Bahadur.


Since it is the largest locality of Metro Area of Badaun, it has a population of 47,445 in which 24,430 are male and 23,015 are females. Shekhupur has a literacy rate of 64%.

Religions in Shekhupur[2]
Religion Percent
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.01%), Buddhists (0.02%), Not stated 0.06%


Soon, Sheikhpur will be added in the city of Budaun and its Railway Station would be Budaun Junction.[citation needed]

Notable people and families[edit]

Taken in the late-1800s, this photo shows the visit of HH Lord Sir James Meston, 1st Baron Meston, to Nawab Abdul-Ghaffar Khan Bahadur and his family in Sheikhapur
  • Nawab Abdul-Ghaffar Khan Bahadur — was a descendent of Nawab Qutubuddin Khan Koka, nearly 10 generations since the rule of Emperor Jahangir. He was also a direct descendent of great Sufis including Fariduddin Ganjshakar and Sheikh Salim Chishti. During the First War of Independence, they allied with British, rendering many useful services to the Government of India by giving refuge to senior British government officials during the troubled period. For his services, he was rewarded extensive land in the Badaun and Sheikhapur area, and was thanked with his family by a visit from HH Lord Sir James Meston, 1st Baron Meston, who later served as the Lieutenant-Governor of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh.
  • Muzaffar Ali film maker, fashion designer, painter and Raja of Kotwara. His mother was from Sheikhupur
  • Yasir Abbasi film maker
  • Abida Begum wife of President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed

Raees-e-Azam, Freedom Fighter[edit]

To fight British government he published magazine named "Naqeeb" from Badaun, Magazine "Naqeeb" has created an uproar across the country. which all come together to make their countrymen Englishman was the message of rebellion by government. When the British government saw the magazine, the magazine on her alarmed and Englishman government filed against Maulana Sheikh Waheed Ahmad Masood also be stopped and asked, Maulana Sheikh Waheed Ahmad Masood, Badaun magazine to get out of the place and had to stay hidden hide the magazine was published. The British government has seized their magazine and the printing press, the magazine for almost two years but had to stop running Waheed Ahmed Masood taken part in the freedom struggle. Badaun district Mahatma Gandhi first arrived ahead of the horse to the car procession of Mahatma Gandhi to lead the way also Waheed Ahmad Masood. Waheed Ahmed Masood taken part in the freedom struggle after the gained.

Year 1936 from these MLC Badaun made in and he went to Lucknow, then he's cabinet Parliamentary Secretary Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant made in, such for many years in this Parliamentary, Pandit Govind Ballabh Pant, held the post of Secretary.

August 15, 1947, when the country became independent from the British government Badaun first hoist the Tiranga in the district and to hear the message of freedom Badaun sent to Waheed Ahmed Masood.

15 August 1947, in the morning before everyone Waheed Ahmad Masood BADAUN Police Ground to English flag thrown off and hoisted the Tiranga, the good news of freedom to the people again and told Badaun. After India became independent in 1951, Waheed Ahmed Masood Parliamentary resigned from the post of secretary and Sheikhupur, Badaun had returned.


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  2. ^ "Shekhupur Religion Data 2011". Shekhupur Population Census 2011. Census 2011. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 

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