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The Musi River is a river which passes through the city of Hyderabad in India. It flows through a major portion of Hyderabad and divides the historic old city with the new city. Normally, it is a narrow and harmless stream flowing through the city, but it was famous for causing destruction and loss of life when it floods. A number of bridges cross the river; the oldest, called "Purana Puul"(literally meaning old bridge) was built during the 16th century by the Qutb Shahi sultans of Golconda. Hyderabad (హైదరాబాదు in Telugu, حیدر آباد in Urdu), the 7th largest metropolis of India [1], is the capital of the present day State of Andhra Pradesh. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... The Qutb Shahi dynasty was the ruling family of the kingdom of Golconda in southern India. ... A sultan (Arabic: سلطان) is an Islamic title, with several historical meanings. ... Golconda is a ruined city and fortress 11 km west of the city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh state, India. ...


This river's claim to fame is its significance in the birth of the city of Hyderabad. History tells us that the fifth ruler of Golconda, Muhammad Quli Qutub Shah, fell in love with a local dancer named Bhagmati. She lived in a cottage in the village of Chichlam, situated on the southern bank of Musi. Golconda is a ruined city and fortress 11 km west of the city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh state, India. ... Portrait of Muhammed Quli Qutb Shah Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah (1580-1612) was the fifth sultan of the Qutb Shahi dynasty of Golconda (1512-1687). ...


It is said that once the young prince rode out from the Golconda Fort to meet his beloved, braving the flood waters of the River Musi. Later, the prince married the girl and ascended the throne following his father's death. When the fort of Golconda became insufficient and there was shortage of water and other resources, the emperor decided to shift his capital to the village of Chichlam, and thus Hyderabad was born.


Now due to indiscriminate urbanisation and lack of planning the river is receptacle to all the untreated domestic and induatrial waste waters coming out of hyderabad and is frankly an eyesore.


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Musi River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (241 words)
The Musi River is a river which passes through the city of Hyderabad in India.
A number of bridges cross the river; the oldest, called "Purana Puul"(literally meaning old bridge) was built during the 16th century by the Qutb Shahi sultans of Golconda.
This river's claim to fame is its significance in the birth of the city of Hyderabad.
River Krishna (1071 words)
Originating from the western flanks of the Western Ghats near Mahabaleshwar, Krishna is the fourth largest river basin in the country.
Musi, Krishna's tributary on the west of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, is in a bad shape with nearly 350 mld of polluted water and sewage originating from the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad flowing into it.
Instances of stomach ailments and skin rashes were recorded by the local administration as most villages used the river for drinking water, bathing, irrigation, fishing and water for their livestock.
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