Mumbai City – The Economic Capital of India

History of Mumbai City:

Mumbai city is the economic capital of India and also a big metropolitan city. The city is the combination of all religious and different regions people met here to lead their life. The attractive and passionate Bollywood industry also located in this famous country. Mumbai Population is high than any other city in India.

Mumbai city

The Bombay city is the combination of seven islands in the Arabian Sea. At the beginning, the fishing villagers and Aagris tribes developed on these islands. In later years the people in these islands followed Hindu and Buddhist religions. Early 9th century, the region came under the rule of the Silhara dynasty. Later in the 17th century, the Portuguese and British colonists founded Mumbai city and the Portuguese named the Bombay city. In 1995 the name of Bombay changed as Mumbai, both the names are still popular in India.

Interesting Facts about Bombay India

At first the famous sailor, Francis Almeida reached the land and name it Bom Bahia, which means ‘Good Bay’. Gradually the name pronounced as Bombay and many Portuguese people occupied the lands and constructed the Churches. Most of the people were Roman Catholics. In 1661 AD, Charles II of England got these seven islands as the dowry from Portuguese. In 1668 Charles II gave these islands on the purpose of rent to the British East India Company. But the City’s infrastructure developed during the period of Sir Robert Grant, govern of the city between 1835 to 1838. He was the responsible to lay the broad roads, built the paves and Grant Medical College. Under his guidance, the government laid 21-mile long railway line, the first in India, between Bombay’s Victoria Terminus and Thana.

Mumbai City during Freedom Fight

Before Independence, the city played a key role for a number of summits among the Indian great freedom fighters. It became the important centre for politics and government, getting a strong base of the Indian independence movement.

Modern Mumbai City:

mumbai cityAfter India got Independence in 1947, the City expanded enormously in every field. Even the industrial revolution also started around the Mumbai city. Various regions people settled in Mumbai and boost the technology and modern services. The Modern and Western lifestyle broadly spreads into the lives of Mumbai people. Most of the Indian Billionaires also settled in Mumbai city. In 1960 the state of Bombay divided into Maharashtra and Gujarat states on linguistic basis and Mumbai city became the capital of Maharashtra. Here the people enjoy a high-quality living condition, modern economy and urban infrastructure.