Kanpur India

Kanpur

Kanpur is the 11th most populous city in India and the largest city in the state of Uttar Pradesh followed by Lucknow. The city is the administrative headquarters of Kanpur Nagar district and Kanpur division.

The name is believed to have derived from Karnapur (meaning "town of Karna", one of the heroes of the Mahabharata). Another theory is that it came from the nearby town of Makanpur, earlier known as Khairabad, where the Sufi saint of the Madariya Sufi order, Badiuddin Zinda Shah Madar, settled.