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Fatehpur

Fatehpur is a town in the Sikar district of Indian state Rajasthan. It is part of the Shekhawati region. It is midway between Jaipur and Bikaner on National Highway 11. Fatehpur is famous for grand havelis with frescos, which are significant architectural structures of the Shekhawati region. A number f monumental wells and springs known as bawdis are also centres of attraction.HistoryFateh Khan Kayamkhani (who claim Chauhan descent) established the city of Fatehpur in 1451 AD. He constructed the fort of Fatehpur in 1449 and ruled up to 1474. The city served as the capital of Shekhawati Riyasat under its ruler and founder Fateh Khan, the Muslim Nawab. Fateh Khan's eldest son was Jalalkhan, who founded the village Jalalsar 10 km south of Fatehpur. After the death of Fateh Khan in 1474, Jalalkhan became the Nawab of Fatehpur. Jalakhan was a warrior and kind Nawab. He left the Fatehpur bid (forest land) for the purpose of grazing of animals.GeographyFatehpur is located at. It has an average elevation of 324 metres (1066 ft).Qureshi FarmThe livestock farm was constructed in October 2011 and was officially inaugurated by the local MLA BharuKhan and Senior Yaqub Haji on 30 April 2012. The project 'Empower rural India through Goat farming via social media' landed the owner Akbar Khan Qureshi as the Top 3 humanitarian projects worldwide by Nations United. The farm conducts research on breed development and maintains pedigree of Indian goats and camels.
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