New Delhi :
Shahanshahpur, a village 30 kms from PM Narendra Modi's constituency Varanasi, today achieved another historical milestone of hosting the PM himself. 450 years ago in this village Mughal ruler Humayun took shelter in the hut of an older woman during his battle with Sher Shah Suri.
The Prime Minster was there to inaugurate 'Pashu Arogya Mela' (cattle health fair), being organised for the first time in the village, on 1,800 acres. He also laid the foundation stone for toilet under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan in the village.
Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Minister of State for Rural Development MahendraSingh and BJP's UP President Mahendra Nath Pandey were also present on the occasion. The story of Mughal emperor gives the villagers a sense of pride. The presence of PM Modi has given them a new impetus.
The story goes that Humayun took refuge in the villlage after crossing the Ganga late at night. Humayun was finally able to defend from Sher Shuri. It is then when the the elderly woman gave him Sher Shah Suri.
Years later, when Humayun's soldiers succeeded in locating the village, the residents learnt who the overnightguest was. After Emperor Humayun restored his rule, he sent his soldiers to say thanks to the elderly woman. Unfortunately,she was dead by then.
It was then the villahe came to be known as Kalupur was named Shahanshahpur.