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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 647 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KAMPTEE, or KAMTHI, a town of British India, in the Nagpur district of the Central Provinces, just below the confluence of the Kanhan with the rivers Pench and Kolar; to m. N.E. of Nagpur by rail. Pop. (1901), 38,888, showing a continuous decrease since 1881. Kamptee was founded in 1821, as a military cantonment in the neighbourhood of the native capital of Nagpur, and became an important centre of trade. Since the opening of the railway, trade has largely been diverted to Nagpur, and the garrison has recently been reduced. The town is well laid out with wide roads, gardens and tanks.
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still kamptee is known for the Sports. Football is the common famous game all over India by its people. There is also a reason of familier i.e. Doctors from Urdu Medium schools (M.M. Rabbani High School And Junior College) Provide their services around the world with specialities, Engineers and scientist also as like sports persons. Kamptee is known for the literature also.
Kamptee, which was very fondly remembered post division of the state of mumbai was part of the Mandhya Pradesh, and hence largley people speak Urdu and Hindi. with recent polarisation and politics the place has been getting influenced by the Marathi culture, and hence the transformation is from Kamptee (English) to Kamthi (Marathi).The people here are very religious and are very freindly and are very good in hospitality. Earlier there were many Handlooms but have now almost vanished. The weavers community have shifted there time honoured occupation to other trades. The community has worked hard in getting there wards and children study and have moved to various position not only in india but in other part of the world as well.Mr. Yousuf Jamal is in USA, Mr. Abid Kamal Ansari ia a engineer with Ispat in Mumbai, Mr. Mohd. Javed is a Professor at NIFT (NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY) is a graduate from a premier institution like NID-National Insitute of Design, Ahmedabad. Dr. Mehmood Rashid is well known pathologist and is still serving Kamptee, Mr. Rizwan-us-sayeed is a a engineer with WCL, Mr. Furquan is a Engineer with MSEB, Mr. Tafazzul Jamal is in Behrain and is pharmacist his brothers have settled elsewhere in abroad and are in a good position.Dr. Kahlil is well know cardiologist is a alumni of M. M. Rabbani Junior College, Mr. Mohd. Shareef is an advocate and have been practising the law very effectivley since years. All this gives a feeling of modernity and yet very carefully knitted family.
i have born and brought up in kamptee till my graduation in hotel mgt.i have been in mumbai from couple of years.the city where i lived my youth is unforgettable.i have studied from central was a great school with great teachers which has transformed my life to a good personality.apart from it city is famous for football,hockey also.but this is the time when kamptee can work for its best to achieve the business destination since it has got immense possibilities to tap the potential.satish gautham
Rashid uz Zafar son of Abdul Hamid Jamal (of Jamal family), who was first Muslim in Vidharbha region to get Ph. D in Pharmacy and he is first in India to get Ph. D program in Tissue Culture. Salim uz Zafar son of Abdul Hamid Jamal (of Jamal family), well know Architecture of the Widharb region. Dr. Zubair Aghai a Pediatrician in USA. He has education in pediatrics which is unmatched in India Atiya Shahnaz of Phutana Oli, a Gynecologist in Kuwait. Dr. Irfan of Phutana Oli is well known scientist (of lungs tissue) in western world UK to US.
i have born in kamptee(Lala oli) till my education & ch-hood in all olis.i have been in Pune from 2005.the city where i lived my youth is unforgettable.kamptee is famous for Rabadi(Hatya Maharaj) & i love kamptee Kauuuuuuuuuu.
Good article. My father's side family (Kuril-Bhagat) belongs to Kamptee, having my father spent his childhood in the town. This is one of the oldest family in the town.
From Kamptee - Peeli Haveli grandson of Yaqoub Pahelwan - I'm Faiyaz Ahmad Ansari working in Gulf since 1992 - from atime when very few people were in Gulf that time. Now a veteran in GULF working in QATAR - Qatar Aluminum Company - Topper in SSC 1978 MM Rabbani Higher Secondary School. Married to Grand daughter of Sayeed Pahelwan from Naya Bazar Dewal Patti . Naseem Asghari - First Muslim Girl to get B.Sc Degree from Porwal College.
I was born & brought up in Kamptee . My Grand father YAKUB PAHELWAN is still famous for Orthopadic treatment of bone fractures & dislocation. I'm Faiyaz Ahmad Ansari studies from Rabbani School. I was one of the few persons working in Gulf that time -1992 . Since then I'm in Gulf, worked in DUBAI,OMAN SAUDI & currently at Qatar working with Qatar Aluminum Company . Married to Grand daughter of Sayeed Pahelwan Naya Bazar Dewal Patti . Naseem Asghari is the First Muslim girl from Kamptee to complete B.Sc. from Porwal college.
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