“Contributions of Late Shrimant Madhav Rao Scindia In the Development of Sports In Gwalior” | Original Article
Gwalior's history is traced back to a legend in 8th century AD when a chieftain known as Suraj Sen was cured by a hermit-saint Gwalipa, who was a suffering deadly disease. In gratitude, he founded this city by Gwalipa's name. Gwalior became, over the centuries, the cradle of great dynasties, and with each the city gained a new dimension from the warrior kings, poets, musicians and saints who contributed to making it renowned throughout the country. The scenic splendor must have inspired the legendary music maestro- Tansen - to conjure up his compositions. The city is also the setting for the memorials of freedom fighters such as Tatya Tope and the Rani of Jhansi. Today the old settings stand side by side with the trappings of modernity.