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This dusty market town is an important trade and administrative centre in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. From 1950-1956 it even served as the capital of the region, just before the state of Andhra Pradesh was formally created. The history of the town dates back to 1620 when Abdul Wahad Khan, commander of the Bijapur forces captured it. It rose to further prominence when it passed to Mughal and then Asaf Jahi rule, although the region around the city was really controlled by a local family of chiefs, Khans, who lasted until the British took control of Kurnool in the 19th century.


Adjacent Tomb

Dome

Abdul Wahad Khan

Kurnool

Finial

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