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Yakutpura Bada Bazar
Yakutpura
Old City , Hyderabad
Inner city
Nickname(s): 
Yakut
Yakutpura Bada Bazar
Yakutpura Bada Bazar
Location in Telangana, India
Yakutpura Bada Bazar
Yakutpura Bada Bazar
Yakutpura Bada Bazar (India)
Coordinates: 17°21′58″N 78°28′34″E / 17.366°N 78.476°E / 17.366; 78.476Coordinates: 17°21′58″N 78°28′34″E / 17.366°N 78.476°E / 17.366; 78.476
CountryIndia
StateTelangana
DistrictHyderabad District
MetroHyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority
Government
 • BodyGHMC
Population
 • TotalApprox. 6 Lakhs (600,000)
Telgu Languages
 • OfficialMajor - Urdu, Minor - Telugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500023
Vehicle registrationTS
Lok Sabha constituencyHyderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituencyYakutpura
Planning agencyGHMC
Websitetelangana.gov.in

Yakutpura (Urdu - یاقوت پورہ; Telugu - యాకుత్పురా) is a traditional and popular district of the Old City, Hyderabad in Telangana state, India. With a population of 6,335 inhabitants, the size of the area is about 0.37 square kilometers.[1]

Named by the Nizam of Hyderabad, the word Ya·kut (yä-koot), from Yakutpura, is derived from the Persian word Yakut meaning the precious stone "ruby."

Hyderabad is popularly known as the "City of Pearls". During the era of the 7th Nizam (Mir Osman Ali Khan), the Hyderabad State was a world-famous business market of gems and pearls. Yakutpura was one of the precious parts of the Nizam's State and hence its name was coined. A part of Yakutpura is also called Brahmin-wadi where Brahmins live.[citation needed]

Commercial area

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Yakutpura is one of the largest areas of the Old City. It is situated close to the historic sites of Charminar and Mecca Masjid. Because Madannapet, the Mir Alam Mandi vegetable market, Lad Bazaar, and Pathargatti are close by, there is an abundant choice of shopping destinations. Yakutpura is connected to Dabeer Pura through one of the oldest bridges (flyover) in Hyderabad. In addition, the area is well connected to public transports, as it is home to a MMTS train station. The local language is Telugu, but Hindi and English are commonly spoken and understood.[2] Yakutpura is also close to the Bibi ka Alawa, HEH Nizam's Museum, and Salarjung Museum.

Yakutpura comes under the South Zone of Hyderabad. The South Zone, also called Old City or Purana Shahar, is home to Hyderabad's most lively and authentic shopping experiences. Most of Hyderabad's famous historical sights are in the South Zone. Other areas in the South Zone include Charminar, Patthargatti, Afzalgunj, Shalibanda, Falaknuma, Dabirpura, and Purani Haveli.

Mumtaz Ahmed Khan was a previous MLA of Yakutpura. The current MLA is Ahmed Pasha Quadri. This area is known for its civic controversies, as local leaders are sometimes accused of neglecting these issues.

Hospitals and public health

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Apart from numerous clinics, there are few hospitals located in Yakutpura, including one of the city's oldest children's hospitals the Durru Shehvar Children's & General Hospital. Princess Esra Hospital at MoghulPura, Owaisi Hospital at Chandrayangutta, and Osmania Hospital at Afzal Gunj are all nearby.

Entertainment

One of the oldest movie theaters in Hyderabad, known as the "Yakut Mahal Deluxe", is located here and shows old Hindi movies, though screenings have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.[3] Another theatre, named "Suraj Talkies" was closed and replaced with a new hotel[citation needed]

Localities in Yakutpura

Areas around Yakutpura

Public transport

MMTS Route
MMTS Route

Yakutpura is connected by buses run nearby TSRTC. Buses are 82 and 77. There is a MMTS train station at Yakutpura.

References

  1. ^ "Yakutpura Colony | Locality | GeoIQ". geoiq.io. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  2. ^ Yakutpura streams with nala stink[dead link]
  3. ^ "Covid impact: Hyderabad's oldest single-screen theatre fades into darkness". The Indian Express. 7 February 2021. Retrieved 25 March 2021.