Bharatiya Janata Party MP D Arvind hit the headlines with his interesting claim that the name of “Nizamabad”, a city in Telangana should be renamed as “Indur”. The reason behind his proposal is also quite interesting. “This name Nizamabad has become very inauspicious. Indur has the name of Hindustan and it starts with ‘Ind’ like in India. It is auspicious and also a nationalistic name,” he said. He also stated that Nizamabad sounds like it is in Pakistan and hence needs to be renamed immediately. To garner support to his “inauspicious” theory, he went on to say that everything starting with “Nizam” failed, like Nizam Sugars.
In to the history, the name Nizamabad (Nizam-a-abadi) is derived from the Nizam of Hyderabad Asaf Jahi VI, who had ruled Deccan during the 18th Century AD. Now the demand is to change the name to “Indur” which is said to be the original one, given after the name of king Indradatta who had ruled this region during 5th Century AD.
Well, will changing the name of the district change it’s fortune? With a district like Nizambad where the farm sector is struggling, don’t the politicians have more important things to concentrate on?