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Chimur is a town and a tehsil in chimur subdivision of Chandrapur district in Nagpur revenue Division in the state of Maharashtra, India.It is one of the Indian Parliamentary Constituency and also a Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Constituency.About ChimurChimur is a taluka place of Chandrapur district in Maharashtra, India having a population of 30000. There is a Municipality and offices of the Tehsildar and SDO and Panchayat Samiti.Chimur is approachable by road from warora. Nearest railway station is Warora on the Wardha-Ballarpur-Hyderabad link. From Warora it is 55 km and a 110 km from Chandrapur. Regular bus service to Chimur is available from Nagpur which is at 115 km from Chimur.Also, Chimur is the center place from Wardha, Chandrapur, Gondiya, Bhandara, Gadchiroli and Nagpur. It is near about 100 km from all these district places.Chimur is the place from where the battle of freedom started. It is under development from many years.Chimur - Historical backgroundChimur is famous for its active participation in the Indian Freedom Struggle during the "Quit India" movement of 1942.Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj was residing at Chimur during the early days of his life. A close associate of Mahatma Gandhi, Professor Bhansali who has established an Ashram at Takali in Saoner taluka of Nagpur district also spent a substantial time in Chimur during the "Quit India" movement. During the "Quit India" movement many people participated in the satyagraha. During the "Quit India" movement, Balaji Raipurkar and Babulal Zire were killed when the British troops opened fire on the satyagrahis. Following this incident, The Government Rest House at Chimur was burnt down by an angry mob in which the Subdivisional officer Tehmuras Darashaw Doongaji was killed along with some other police officers. After this incident for about 15 days there was no British rule in Chimur as the troops were not able to reach Chimur due to the various roadblocks set up by the freedom fighters.

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