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Khar, Mumbai

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Location of Khar-Santa Cruz in Mumbai.

Khar is a suburb of Mumbai, north of Bandra and south of Santa Cruz. It is divided into Khar West and Khar East areas. It is serviced by Khar Road railway station of the Mumbai Suburban Railway network.

The suburb of Khar also has the fishermen folk area ("danda"), also known as Khar Danda.[1] Linking Road in this area is famous for its street shopping.

History

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Local fishing community drying fish at Khar Danda.

The 'khar' comes from Marathi word khara, which means salty. Most of the Khar area was nothing but marshlands of salty sea water.[citation needed]

Khar (East) still is a little crowded and undeveloped. Today Khar (West) is one of the most royal and highly rated area in Mumbai. Khar (West) is a very peaceful area and evergreen throughout the year.The new constructions are not less than 3 bhk houses.

Pathare Prabhus were one of the earliest inhabitants of Khar. The Pathare Prabhu community lived in South Mumbai and used their bungalows in Khar during weekends. The community still has control over a large area in Khar.

Khar today is home to many Bollywood celebrities and business industrialists. Aamir Khan, Ashutosh Gowarikar & Ranveer Singh live at Khar(West)though formerly it was inhabited by moviedom's biggies like Dilip Kumar with wife Saira Banu, Sunil Dutt and Nargis with son Sanjay Dutt, Manoj Kumar, Sadhana and music director / singer Hemant Mukherjee and Shailendra. Khar is also home to union minister of railways Suresh Prabhu.

Economy

Schools and colleges

Following are the educational institutions located at Khar:

  • ST Elias High School
  • B.P.M. High School
  • Sacred Heart Boys School
  • Khar Education Society's College of Commerce & Economics.
  • M.M. Pupils
  • Kamla High School and Jr. College
  • Bloomingdales high school (primary) / Jasudben M L High School (ICSE)
  • R.V. Technical high School
  • Guru Nanak High School
  • Beacon High
  • Anuyog Vidyalaya
  • Cardinal Gracious High School

Religious Places

  • SHANKAR MANDIR
  • MARUAI DEVI MANDIR
  • SHREE SIDDHIVINAYAK DEVASTAN
  • Digamber Jain Temple
  • Ahimsa Bhawan Jain Sthanak on 14A Road.
  • Jain Temple at 5th Road.

Medical Facilities

  • Mahavir Hospital on Ahimsa Marg (14A Road)

See also

References

  1. ^ "Khar Danda." - Khar Danda is famous for its Fish Market and Thursday Market], KharWest blog

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