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Jamshedpur

Jamshedpur
Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
Country India
State Jharkhand
District(s) East Singhbhum
Population 1,104,713 (2001)
• Density • 4,791 /km2 (12,409 /sq mi)
Sex ratio 899f/1000m ♂/♀
Area 230.59 km² (89 sq mi)
• Elevation (AMSL) • 135 m (443 ft)
Codes
• Pincode • 831 001
• Telephone • +0657
• Vehicle • JH05
Website: jamshedpur.nic.in/
Coordinates: 22.8°N 86.18°E22.8; 86.18

Jamshedpur pronunciation (help·info) (जजजजजजजज in Devanagari) is the largest


urban conglomeration in the state of Jharkhand. Jamshedpur is the first well-planned
industrial city of India, founded by the late Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata. Located in the
East Singhbhum district of Jharkhand on the Chota Nagpur plateau, Jamshedpur is
surrounded by the beautiful Dalma Hills. The rivers Subarnarekha and Kharkai border the
North and West of the city, respectively.

Contents
• 1 Name
• 2 History
• 3 Economy
• 4 Administration
• 5 Awards
• 6 Geography
• 7 Demographics
• 8 Sections of the city
• 9 Important Markets
• 10 Shopping Malls
• 11 Hyper Markets
• 12 Media
• 13 Transport
• 14 Places of Interest
• 15 Education
• 16 Sport
• 17 Famous Hotels
• 18 Sister city
• 19 Notable Jamshedpurians
• 20 References

• 21 External links

[edit] Name
In 1919 Lord Chelmsford named the city Jamshedpur in honour of its founder,
Jamshedji Nausherwanji Tata, whose birthday is celebrated on 3 March as Founder's
Day. J. N. Tata had written to his son Dorabji Tata about his vision of a great city in the
area. On Founders Day, the 225-acre (0.91 km2) Jubilee Park is decorated with brilliant
lightwork for about a week, attracting people from all parts of the nation.

The city has several nicknames including 'Steel City' (which was referenced during Tata
Steel's 'Green City - Clean City - Steel City' campaign); 'Tatanagar' after the name of its
railway station or simply 'Tata' in deference to the significant presence of Tata companies
in the city & it's adjoining areas.

[edit] History
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At the turn of the twentieth century, the Tatas wanted to build a steel plant in India.
Jamshedji Tata went to Pittsburgh and asked geologist Charles Page Perin to help him
find the site to build his dream -- India's first steel plant. The search for a site rich in the
resources needed for the plant, namely iron, coal, limestone and water began in April
1904 in today's Madhya Pradesh.

The prospectors, C. M. Weld, Dorab Tata and Shapurji Saklatvala, took nearly three
years in a painstaking search across vast stretches of inhospitable terrain to find a suitable
location. One day, almost by accident they came across a village called Sakchi (now part
of Tatanagar), on the densely forested stretches of the Chhota Nagpur plateau, near the
confluence of the Subarnarekha and Kharkai rivers. It seemed to be the ideal choice and
the place was selected.

Early development work was undertaken by Durrell & Co, a civil engineering firm run by
Lawrence Samuel Durrell, the father of the naturalist Gerald Durrell (who was born here)
and the novelist Lawrence Durrell. Commissioned by the Tata family in 1920, Durrell
was responsible for building a tinplate mill, a brick-making plant, an office building, a
hospital and over four hundred workers' houses.

Jamshedji's plan for the city was clear. He envisioned far more than a mere row of
workers hutments. He insisted upon building all the comforts and conveniences a city
could provide. As a result, many areas in the city are well planned and there are great
public leisure places such as the Jubilee Park.

While building this beautiful city, Jamshedji Tata had said ...

"Be sure to lay wide streets planted with shady trees, every other of a quick growing
variety. Be sure that there is plenty of space for lawns and gardens; reserve large areas for
football, hockey and parks; earmark areas for Hindu temples, Mohammedan mosques and
Christian churches."

What the city looks like today is a testament to his visionary plans. Jamshedpur is the
only city in India without a municipality. The responsibility for its conservation and
maintenance is entirely assumed by Tata Steel, very likely a unique situation in the world.
Legend has it that in the late 1980s when the state government proposed a law to end the
Tatas' administration of Jamshedpur and bring the city under a municipality, the local
populace rose in protest and defeated the government's proposal. In 2005, a similar
proposal was once again put up by lobbying politicians. The target audience was the
working class. A large majority of this sided with the government and set up protest
meetings outside the East-Singhbhum Deputy Commissioner's office. However, the
objective was never achieved and Jamshedpur remains without a municipality till date-
and the quality services continue.

[edit] Economy
Jamshedpur, as home to the first private Iron and Steel company of India(sixth largest in
the world), Tata Steel, is commonly called "Tata Nagar" as a result of the company's
significant presence. The areas surrounding Jamshedpur are rich in minerals, including
iron ore, coal, manganese bauxite and lime.

Jamshedpur is the city with one of the highest per capita income in the country. The
bigger corporate houses like Tata Steel and Tata Motors and a thousand other companies
and even more small scale industries facilitate the fact.

It is a modern, industrial city; the main industries being iron and steel, truck
manufacturing, tinplate production, cement and other small and medium scale industries
revolving around these products. The largest factory is that of Tata Steel (the erstwhile
Tata Iron and Steel Company or TISCO), and it is situated almost at the center of the city.
Tata Steel is the largest iron and steel producing plant in India, as well as the oldest.
Plans have been made for the expansion of Tata Steel's existing plant at Jamshedpur from
7 million tonnes per annum to 10 million tonnes per annum.It would then be the first
plant in the world to have 10 million tonne capacity in a single campus.

The steel plant is large enough and still covers around a fourth of the land area of
Jamshedpur, and has two inland water lakes.

The other major factory in the city is Tata Motors, which manufactures heavy vehicles &
construction/earth moving equipment. Tata Motors was previously called The Tata
Engineering and Locomotive Company (TELCO), as railway locomotives were once
manufactured here.

Tata Tinplate (the erstwhile Tinplate Co. of India Ltd.) manufactures tinplate. It was
originally a British company built in Golmuri, later on taken over by Tata. Another
factory, located near Tata Motors, is the Indian Steel and Wire products (ISWP). ISWP
was reopened after more than five years by Tata Steel after surmounting all legal
impediments and BFIR-related hurdles. ISWP resumed production in its wire mill on
January 2, 2004, after its takeover by Tata Steel, and has commenced its rod mill
operations.
Several smaller industries, such as TRF (Tata Robins Fraser), which manufactures bulk
material handling and processing machines and other engineering goods, are located in
Jamshedpur. Agrico, a subsidiary of Tata Steel, manufactures agricultural implements.
Tata Yodogawa Ltd manufactures rolls and dies for rolling mills. Praxair and British
Oxygen Company (BOC), are producers of liquefied oxygen, nitrogen and other gases,
they both have plants adjacent to the steel mill.

Lafarge Cement, earlier Tata Cement, is located near Tata Motors. Along with the
smokestacks of Tata Power, a coal fired captive power station that supplies a great deal of
the city's electricity, it can be conspicuously seen from the railway tracks while coming to
Jamshedpur by rail.

The presence of other companies like ABB, TCS, L&T, S&L, SMS, Danielle, Italiam
Pianti are a privilege for the city people.

Most of the Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are located in the 'Adityapur Industrial
Estate' which prior to NOIDA was Asia's largest Industrial hub.

[edit] Administration
Life in the city is comfortable, with all areas having 24 hours running drinking water and
electricity (something uncommon in most of urban India).Jamshedpur has one of the
highest per capita incomes in the country and is the only town whose municipality is
governed by a corporate house.The quality of roads separate the city with the others. All
these facilities are maintained by Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company Limited
(JUSCO), a 100% owned subsidiary of Tata Steel.

However, areas not maintained by JUSCO experience intermittent power cuts, bad roads
and government apathy, much like the other cities in India.

Indian cities having area & population similar to those of Jamshedpur are entitled to get a
Corporation of their own whose representatives are elected by the residents. This is
known in India as a citizen's '3rd vote', the first two being those for the national
Parliament and the state Assembly. However, most Municipal Corporations are notorious
for their poor service levels and endemic corruption. Hence, this movement for the city's
own Corporation has received little support (and even protests against it sometimes),
from a majority of the residents.

Jamshedpur is one of the greenest cities of India. Active reforestation and tree planting
activities help in maintaining air quality, which would otherwise have been rather
polluted by the presence of a large number of industries. More efforts are made every
year to re-emphasise Tata Steel's commitment to a cleaner and greener Jamshedpur. Tree
plantation, an ongoing activity, found remarkable expression through the 'Green
Millennium' Countdown. This unique programme has provided one and a half million
additional healthy trees in the new millennium in company areas.
The city is rarely affected by Bandhs (strikes), & has stayed away from communal and
religious riots that often break out in other parts of the country. Life in the city has been
quite harmonious under the city's able administration.

It was the first ISO 9005 certified city in India.

[edit] Awards
The city won international acclaim when it was selected for the 2004 Global Compact
City award from the UN in India. It surpassed other contenders, such as Bangalore, Pune
and Chandigarh, in recognition of its robust infrastructure, cosmopolitan outlook and
strong industry. Only 10 cities in the world have been given this privilege.

[edit] Geography
Jamshedpur is located at 22.8°N 86.18°E22.8; 86.18[1]. It has an average elevation of
135 metres (442 ft). Jamshedpur is located in a hilly region, and its terrain is quite
uneven. . Jamshedpur occupies about 2.03% of the total area of Jharkhand. Total
geographical area of Jamshedpur is 230.59 km square. It receives about 1200 mm of
rainfall annually.

[edit] Demographics
As of 2001 India census,[2] Jamshedpur had a population of 1.1 million. Males constitute
53% of the population and females 47%. Jamshedpur has an average literacy rate of 82%,
higher than the national average of 59.5%. In Jamshedpur, 11% of the population is under
6 years of age.

The conversational language is mainly Hindi .However tribal languages like Santhali,Ho
as well as Bangla are also spoken in different parts of the city. The city is cosmopolitan in
nature. The main ethnic groups are Adivasis(Tribals),Bengalis ,Biharis ,Oriyas. However
there are also a large number of Punjabis and South Indians . The major festivals are
Tusu(Makar Sankranti),Sohrai,Mage Porob,Deepavali, Holi, Durga Puja ,Christmas,Id-
ul-fitr and Chhath.

[edit] Sections of the city


• Sakchi: The heart of the city, with the main markets and a few residential areas. It
is a residential cum market area.The oldest part of the city has many buildings
having older architectural styles, but also houses the bigger merchandises'
showrooms. The village at which Jamshedpur was founded was originally called
Sakchi.
• Parsudih: Situated in the southern part of Jamshedpur, is one of the largest
residential area of the city. Home to Golpahari Temple, the oldest temple in
Jamshedpur, is also the most visited temple.

• Mango: Situated across the Subarnarekha River, it's a huge and growing
residential area. Once a suburb, thanks to construction entrepreneurs, Mango is
now a real estate hotbed. Locations around Lake Dimna offer the most scenic
views in the City.

• Jawahar Nagar: a newly Populated Area with a lot of newly built flats and
apartments. Many religious centers such as Madrasa Gulshane Husain, Noori
Markaz, Masjid-e-Quba, madarsa talimul quran are situated here.

• Bistupur: An upmarket commercial area and residential township, which caters


more to the middle/upper-middle class. Most of the city's showrooms, shopping
complexes, popular restaurants and high luxury hotels are situated here on the
high street. Bistupur commands the highest real estate prices.

• Kadma: A quiet residential locality next to Sonari, probably one of the biggest
residential areas in the city. Situated here are living houses for Tata Steel
employees like Professional Flats, Dindli Enclave and the exotic Kaiser
bungalows.

• Sonari: Houses residential layouts and the city airport, close to Rivers Meet
(Karkhai and Subarnarekha). Home to the Bharat Seva Ashram. A regional Indian
Army camp is located here.

• Telco: This township is owned & maintained by Tata Motors. Telco officials and
employees enjoy all facilities ranging from medical to entertainment all within
this area itself, including health care,sports and education. There is also a 'Telco
Club' with a swimming pool and a good cricket ground next to it.

• Kailash Nagar : Located next to the NML Pilot Plant and close to Tata's Tubes
Division.

• Govindpur: Close to Tata Motors, the Tata Power plant, and the Lafarge Cement
plant, Govindpur lies on the way to the Rakha Copper Project and Jadugora
Uranium Mines.

• Jugsalai: The area adjacent to the Tatanagar railway station, known as Jugsalai,
has a large wholesale market for clothes, grocery, etc.

• Sidhgora: A residential area for Tata Steel employees. The biggest water storage
tank of the city is located here.
• Golmuri: The residential and market areas of Golmuri include the city's biggest
wholesale grain markets. The Doordarshan television tower is located here, beside
a maidan where touring circuses often pitch their tents. Home to the colossal
Akash Deep Plaza shopping complex.

• Birsanagar: Named after freedom fighter Birsa Munda, who fought against the
British during India's freedom struggle, Birsanagar is the biggest residential area
in Jamshedpur. It started out as a huge squatter settlement that was later legalised.
The building pattern in this area is irregular, as the residences were privately
constructed.

• Adityapur: Connected to the Steel City by Kharkai Bridge, at one time held the
status of Asia's largest industrial estate. Most of the ancillary businesses catering
to Tata Motors & Tata Cummins are located here. Though situated in a district
(Saraikela-Kharsawan) other than that in which Jamshedpur is located (East
Singhbhum), it is considered a part of the city. An All India Radio High Power
broadcasting station is located here.

• Nildih: Home to the Tubes division of Tata Steel and the bungalows of
employees working there.

• Bhalubasa: A residential area with private housing. Its major landmark is the
flyover connecting Sakchi to the Agrico area.

• Dhatkidih: Close to Bistupur, Kadma and Sakchi. Very famous for its bakeries.
A well known Islamic learning center, Jamia Faizul Uloom founded by Allama
Arshadul Qaudri is situated here.

• Aambagaan: A huge open ground. Hosts most of the seasonal fairs &
exhibitions. Situated adjacent to Sakchi and Baradwari, it's central location is a
big advantage.

• Pardih: Situated just beyond the city near National Highway 33. Has recently
seen increases in development activity & population as the city expands further
north of the Subernarekha.

• Azadnagar: Situated in Mango, one of the posh residence area of the city, having
too many beef shops, one Gandhi Maidan situated at the heart of this area, and
also called land of mosques.

[edit] Important Markets


• Bistupur: Fashion stores; car showrooms, tony hotels & restaurants. Most of the
establishments are situated on the high street. This is the downtown section of the
city, close to Tatanagar railway station and Sonari Airport.
• Sakchi Bazaar: The "centre" and one of the most developing area of the
city.Hypermarkets like Spencers,Reliance Fresh and Shoppers Square are situated
here.

• Kadma Market: Located in the heart of the residential area is Kadma market, for
fresh vegetables which are available at reasonable prices.

• Amar Market, in Bistupur: The latest in youth fashion and footwear.

• Jawahar Market, in Bistupur: Electronics, CDs, video games and fashion.

• Jugsalai : A wholesale market for clothes, groceries, etc.

• Azad market: Near gate no 1 of the Tata Motors factory.

[edit] Shopping Malls


• Shopper's Square : 1st mall of Jamshedpur situated at Sakchi, next to the Delhi
Darbar restaurant.The mall comprises number of national and international brands
such as Bossini,Ddamas,Spykar,Reebok,Oyo etc.

Jamshedpur is also getting ready for 5 more such global malls out of which 3 malls are
scheduled to come up by the end of 2009, namely -

• Centenary Mall
• IT Park cum Shopping Mall
• Forum Mall

[edit] Hyper Markets


• Vishal Mega Mart
• Spencer's
• Reliance Fresh
• Big Bazaar

[edit] Media
A number of Hindi, Bengali, Urdu and English newspapers are published from the city.
Out of these, Hindustan, Prabhat Khabar and Dainik Jagran happen to be among the
most popular in terms of readership.

City centric TV programming is provided by the 24 hour news channel Sahara Samay
and several other video magazines telecast by local cable operators.

Jamshedpur has the following FM Radio Stations that play music 24x7 -
• Superhits 93.5 SFM
• Big FM 92.7
• Radio Dhoom 104.8

Besides Indian National Radio's Vividh Bharati, is also broadcast from the city.

[edit] Transport

A long distance express train at Tatanagar junction

• Air: The city's airport is located at Sonari. Kingfisher Red operates two flights
daily from Kolkata. Plans for an international airport have existed for some time,
but execution is yet to begin.

• Rail: Tatanagar (Jamshedpur) is an important railway junction on the South


Eastern Railway and is connected directly to all the major cities of India, viz.,
Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi etc. The
main railway station to reach the city is known as Tatanagar.

• Road: Jamshedpur is connected by road with most of the major cities in India.
National Highway 33 (NH33) touches the city and joins the NH2, which connects
Kolkata with Delhi. Regular bus services are available from Jamshedpur to
Ranchi (131 km), Patna, Gaya, Kolkata (300 km) via Baharagora, Hazaribagh etc.

Jamshedpur has one of the highest per capita ownership of 2 wheelers in the country.
Private vehicles are very popular as a mode of transport within the city, though "Mini
Buses" cover most parts of the town. Travel by bus is cheap and easily available. The
buses, though quite economical, can often be in a bad state of repair.

Auto rickshaws are the other popular mode of local commuting. Ensure fixing the fare for
Auto Rickshaws before hiring. Auto Rickshaws usually operate on the 'share' principal
with several passengers paying fixed amounts for sharing a ride to a common destination.

[edit] Places of Interest


• Jubilee Park: This park was a gift by Tata Steel to the citizens of Jamshedpur on
the completion of its 50 years. It was inaugurated by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the
first Prime Minister of India in 1956. This 225-acre (0.91 km2) park has a special
rose garden and a lake. It has an avenue of specially trimmed Ashok trees and
fountains and water cascades which run during the night. It is a favourite with
morning walkers, joggers, cyclists & anglers. There are also a few recreational
areas inside or attached to Jubilee park.

• Laser Show: The laser show and the musical fountains, one of its kind in this part
of the country, is a unique, educative and entertaining spectacle. The laser show
was the first in India introduced to celebrate the new millennium.

• Tata Steel Zoological Park: The well kept zoo is tucked in a corner of the
Jubilee Park. The 'Safari Park' in the zoo enables visitors to take a drive through a
wooded area where animals roam free and uncaged. A visit to the Nature
Education Centre, a boat ride in the Jubilee Lake or a walk along the Nature Trail
are unique outlets for relaxation. The co-existence of wildlife in close proximity
to the Steel Plant is evidence of the excellent balance of industry with nature.

• Jubilee Nicco Amusement Park: The park has redefined entertainment in the
Steel City. A special gift to the children of Jamshedpur, the amusement park
provides entertainment that was earlier the privilege of metro cities only. The
green hillocks and the waterbody provide a wonderful ambience for an outing
where games like whirling in the wind, dashing cars, rolling till the moon, derby
riding, caterpillar ride and a 75-meter slide can be enjoyed.

• Dimna Lake: Nestling at the foot of the Dalma hills, Dimna Lake is an artificial
reservoir and one of the main sources for the city's drinking water. The Lake has
facilities for water sports like jetskiing, rowing and water scooting.

• Rivers Meet: 'Domuhani' - the scenic confluence of Kharkai and Subarnarekha


rivers. Domuhani, situated at the extreme North-West point of the city, is a
popular picnic spot.

• Dalma Hills: North of Subarnarenkha river, the Dalma Hills stretch 16 km from
east to west. Accessible by road. Famous for herds of wild elephants. Facilities for
trekking & mountain climbing.

• Hudco Lake: In Telco Colony, a beautiful park and picnic spot with an artificial
waterfall and man-made lake. The hillock nearby provides a panoramic view of
the surrounding areas.

• Sir Dorabji Tata Park: Near Keenan Stadium. Hosts Jamshedpur's annual flower
show in December. Manicured lawns, flower beds and brilliantly lit fountains
provide a delightful touch of colour to the park.
• Bhatia Park: Situated at Shastri Nagar along the banks of the Subernareka river.
Located at Uliyaan, Kadma.

• Keenan Stadium: The well known stadium where many international cricket
matches are played, Keenan Stadium was regarded as India's most beautiful
cricket stadium until Mohali came up. There have been many ODIs played here;
unfortunately India has lost most of them.

• JRD Tata Sports Complex: This magnificent complex has an international


standard football ground and an eight-lane monosynthetic track. Facilities for
other sports, viz., handball, tennis, volleyball, hockey, basketball, boxing, and
table tennis, as well as a modern gymnasium, are available at the complex, which
was the first of its kind in India.

• Russi Mody Centre of Excellence (RMCE): A unique structure, just outside the
Jubilee Park, designed by the famous architect, Hafeez Contractor, is home to the
many professional associations of Jamshedpur. It also houses the Tata Steel
Archives, where one can see documents relating to the history of the Steel
Company and the city.

• Gol Pahari Mandir: Situated just outside the city, Gol Pahari is famous for the
Pahari Mandir, where Pahari Maa is the reigning deity. The temple (mandir) is
built on a hill near the Tatanagar Railway Station. An annual festival is organised
at the Railway Loco Colony to worship Pahari Maa.

• Bhuvaneshwari Mandir: Located at Telco colony near VBCV school. Situated


on top of a hill, it looks down on the South-Eastern stretch of the city. The view is
very beautiful.

• Ghatshila: A township famous for copper factory is situated 37km far west of
Jamshedpur. A beautiful town famous for its scenic beauty.

• Best Places to eat: The Sonnet-Bistupur, Host- Bistupur, Novelty- Bistupur,


Hong Kong/Dosa King- Contractors Area, Asian Inn-Dhatkidih, Hotel Smita-
Sakchi, Mansarovar- Sakchi, Bhola Maharaj- Sakchi and many more...

[edit] Education
Jamshedpur has a high literacy rate, comparable to the best in the country. The Steel City
has as many as 183 schools and 13 colleges. Of these, 25 schools and one inter-college
are managed by JUSCO Education Department. They cater to over thirty thousand
children, with fees at a concessional rate. Tata Steel also endows various scholarships,
enabling talented students to pursue higher studies. These include the Golden Jubilee
scholarship, which is awarded to deserving students who are studying in various colleges.
The most famous institutes in Jamshedpur are XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute),
a management institute rated among the best in the country, and National Institute of
Technology, Jamshedpur, an Institute of National Importance in the field of
Enginnering/Technology.

See also Educational institutions in Jamshedpur for a list of the schools and colleges in
Jamshedpur.

The schools provide quality education packed with 'ethics'. Most of the schools follow
the ICSE/ISC pattern, while others are affiliated to CBSE board.

A few of the important schools are Tagore Academy, Loyola High School,Kerala
Samajam Model School,Little Flower School, Gulmohur High School, Hill Top
School,Kerala Public School, Rajendra Vidyalaya, Vidya Bharati Chinmaya Vidyalaya,
Vig English High School, Jamshedpur Public School, St. Mary's, Beldih Church School,
Dayanand Public School, Delhi Public School, DBMS, Sacred Heart Convent,St Robert's
School, J.H. Tarapore, Carmel Junior College, vivek vidyalaya,Motilal Nehru Public
School, S.S.G.English School, etc.

[edit] Sport
Sports is 'a way of life' at Tata Steel and Jamshedpur's reputation as the sports capital of
Jharkhand is a consequence of this philosophy. Under the close supervision of skilled
coaches, training is imparted to sports persons to excel at national and international level
competitions. The initiative is mainly taken by the city's corporate houses.

It has been a constant effort by Tata Steel to promote sporting activities. Jamshedpur's
numerous private clubs provide opportunities for a variety of sporting activities, such as
golf, tennis, squash, billiards, horse ridding, water scootering, etc.

Various clubs have been formed in Jamshedpur to promote sports -

Tata Football Academy (TFA) - The Academy was started in 1987 to nurture budding
Indian footballers in a scientific way and raise the overall standard of Indian football.

Tata Archery academy - Archery is a sport indigenous to the tribal people of


Chhotanagpur and Santhal Pargana. Tata Steel has pursued and nurtured the local tribals
and provided them with necessary facilities and training to bring them up to international
competition standards in Archery.

Some of the important sport stadiums in the city are Keenan Stadium, JRD Tata Sports
Complex & Sumant Moolgaonkar Stadium, and several indoor stadiums and other
quality maintained sports grounds.

Jamshedpur can also boast of three golf courses.


[edit] Famous Hotels
• The Sonnet
• ITC Fortune Centre Point
• Hotel B.S. Park Plaza
• Hotel Smita International
• Ganga International
• Ganga Regency
• Ginger Hotel (coming soon)

[edit] Sister city


• Gunsan, Jeollabuk-do (North Jeolla), South Korea

[edit] Notable Jamshedpurians


• Popular Indian cine star R. Madhavan was born & brought up in Jamshedpur
• Miss India World 2000; Miss World 2000 and Bollywood actress Priyanka
Chopra was born here
• Miss India Universe 2004 & Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta was born &
raised here
• Popular Indian TV star Simone Singh was born and brought up in Jamshedpur to
Sikh-Bengali parents
• Mahesh Aney, an alumnus of Loyola School, Class of 1971 (ISC) was conferred
the National Award for Cinematography for the film Swades
• Imtiaz Ali, a young & upcoming Hindi film director (his works include Socha Na
Tha and Jab We Met)
• Abhinav Kumar, first ranker in the IIT-JEE in 1998 and currently assistant
professor at MIT and with Ph.D. from Harvard University
• Environmentalist Ajit Kumar Singh, born and brought up in Jamshedpur, working
for Nature and for Mother "Gaia" Earth[3].
• Allama Arshadul Qaudri, a well-known Urdu Islamic Writer and religious leader.
His famous books are Zalzala, Zer-o-zabar, Lalazar.
• Dr. Suhas S. Patil, born in Jamshedpur, is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur, venture
capitalist and philanthropist. He founded the company Cirrus Logic.
• Astad Deboo, modernist dancer and choreographer.
• Dr. Yashwant Gupta, Director, National Centre for Radio Astrophysics, Pune
• Atul Kochhar, globally acclaimed chef and Michelin Star recipient
• Shumone Chatterjee , MD of Levi Strauss & Co. India
• Saurabh Sinha , Country Head for IndiAds Network
• Prawal Raman (earlier Pandey), Hindi film director of films including Darna
Mana Hai and Gayab
• Siddhartha Basu, renowned quiz master & media personality
• Shilpa Rao, playback singer for Hindi films such as Aamir and Bachna Ae
Haseeno
• Rajdeep Chatterjee, Indian Idol 4 finalist
• Siddharth Das, AVP, Wipro BPO
• Rajkumar prasad [mimicry artist] [hello kaun- pehchan kaun]duplicate of baba
ramdev

[edit] References
1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jamshedpur
2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages
and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the
original on 2004-06-16.
http://web.archive.org/web/20040616075334/http://www.censusindia.net/results/t
own.php?stad=A&state5=999. Retrieved on 2008-11-01.
3. ^ Ajit Kumar Singh, Land Use, Environment and Economic Growth in India,
M.D. Publications (1997) ISBN 81-7533-025-2

[edit] External links


• Tatanagar - Tatanagar - A City Portal for Jamshedpur
• MyJamshedpur.com - Complete information about Jamshedpur (or Tatanagar)
city
• Tata Motors - Tata Motors website
• Website of the District Administration
• Fact File on Jamshedpur
• -Satellite Images of Jamshedpur
• Jamshedpur travel guide from Wikitravel
• Mohun Bagan at Jamshedpur - Kolkata football team praises facilities
• Loyola School website - Loyola, Jamshedpur