HISTORY OF MORADABAD Moradabad city was established as the head office of Chaupala Pargana during Emperor AKBAR 's regime. In 1624, Rustom Khan, the governor of Sambhal, captured it and set up a fort at this place and named it as Rustom Nagar. Later on it was named as MORADABAD after the name of SHAHJAHAN 's son MURAD BUX and this name still persists who built the fort which overhangs the river bank, and the fine Jama Masjid or great mosque.
PERSONALITIES Moradabad has also produced many great poets and writers whose contribution to the field of litrature is well recognised. Some of the famous Hindi poets are Pandit Narrottam Vayas , Pt. Jwala Prasad Mishra, Pt. Jwala Dutt Sharma, Jayanti Prasad Upadhyaya etc.
Moradabad has also contributed in the field of Music and has produced famous Tabla player Late Ahmad Jaan Tharakwa, Late Kamal Amrohi in films and Late Pt. Narottam Vyas etc. Late Jigar Moradabadi is well known for his Urdu Shayari.
FAMOUS BUSINESS OF THE CITY Moradabad is renowned for its Brass work and has carved a niche for itself in the handicraft industry throughout the world. And is also thus called "Brass City" or Peetal Nagri (in the local language).
The city has the distinction of being the biggest exporter of handicrafts in the country. The modern, attractive, and artistic brass ware, jewelry and trophies made by skilled artisans are the main crafts. The attractive brass ware is exported to countries like USA, Britain, Canada, Germany and Middle East Asia. There are about 600 export units and 5000 industries in the district.
Mentha is also exported worth Rupees several crores from Moradabad. These products are very popular in foreign markets and are being exported in thousand of crores every year.