Fatehpur

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Fatehpur is a town in the Sikar district of Indian state Rajasthan. It is part of the Shekhawati region. It is midway between Jaipur and Bikaner on National Highway 11. Fatehpur is famous for grand havelis with frescos, which are significant architectural structures of the Shekhawati region. A number of monumental wells and springs known as bawdis are also centres of attraction.HistoryKayamkhani Nawab Fateh Mohd established the city of Fatehpur in 1508 AD. He constructed the Fort of Fatehpur in 1516 and ruled up to 1526. The city once served as the capital of Sikar State under its ruler and founder Nawab Fateh Mohd. His son Jalal khan, who founded the village Jalalsar 10 km south of Fatehpur. After the death of Nawab Fateh Mohd in 1526 in the Battle of Khanwa, Jalal khan became the Nawab of Fatehpur. In 1872 it was granted to eldest son of Maharaja Vijay Singh of Shekhawati, Rajkunwar Digvijay Singh.He was a warrior and kind Nawab. He and his descendants managed the control of the city.GeographyFatehpur is located at. It has an average elevation of 324 metres (1066 ft).Qureshi FarmThe livestock farm was constructed in October 2011 and was officially inaugurated by the local MLA BharuKhan and Senior Yaqub Haji on 30 April 2012. The project 'Empower rural India through Goat farming via social media' landed the owner Akbar Khan Qureshi as the Top 3 humanitarian projects worldwide by Nations United. The farm conducts research on breed development and maintains pedigree of Indian goats and camels.

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