Umerkot

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Umarkot or Umer Kot, also known as Omarkot and Omercote, () is town in the Umerkot District in Sindh, Pakistan. The city is well connected with the other large cities like Karachi, the provincial capital and Hyderabad.

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Formerly known as Amarkot, it was the capital of Greater Sindh Province, including some parts of present Rajasthan state of India. It also became prominent during the time of the Mughals and during the British Raj. The great Mughal king Akbar was born in Umerkot when his father Humayun fled from military defeat at the hands of Sher Shah Suri. Rana Prasad, a Hindu Sodha Rajput ruler of Amarkot, gave refuge to Humayun. Humayun nama by Gulbadan Begum. Later the Mughal Emperor Akbar became the Shahenshah of Hind and was a popular figure with both Hindus and Muslims. Umerkot has many sites of historical significance such as Mughal emperor Akbar's birthplace at Umarkot Fort on 15 October 1542 Humayun nama by Gulbadan Begum.. Rana Chandra Singh (1931–2009) was the Rana of the former Amarkot jagir after 1947, and remained a member...
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