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Location in Maharashtra, India

Coordinates: 21°12′25″N 75°52′59″E / 21.2070036°N 75.883086°E / 21.2070036; 75.883086Coordinates: 21°12′25″N 75°52′59″E / 21.2070036°N 75.883086°E / 21.2070036; 75.883086

Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Jalgaon
 • Total 7,000
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 425 504
Nearest city Savda, Faizpur

Khiroda is a village in Jalgaon district in the state of Maharashtra in India, located in the Satpuda Hills 7 km north of Savda on the Burhanpur - Ankaleshwar Road.


Khiroda has a population of 7,000. Agriculture, especially banana cultivation, is the primary source of employment in the village. Fine artists also reside in the area.

Important residents

The village has a majority of the region's freedom fighters.

The village is birthplace of Madhukarrao Chaudhari (popularly known as Balasaheb), former legislative assembly head and Maharashtra State minister for Finance, Education, Revenue, and Forestry.Khiroda has been origin of many Gandhian followers and freedom fighters. One of the great adherent was late Mr. Bhausaheb alias Danji Maharu Bonde(Ex. MLA during 1952-57). He was felicitated as "FIRST "Dalitmitra" accolade by Government of Maharashtra state (India). His son late Mr.Sunit Dhanji Bonde was awarded with "Jamnalal Bajaj Award" in 1987 [1]by then prime minister Rajeev Gandhi for devoting his entire life in the service of 'ADIVASI' people in Satpuda ranges. His younger brother Mr.Manohar Maharu Chaudhari is also freedom fighter,famous sculpturist and fine artist and has been a founder of Saptput Lalitkala Bhavan(Fine Art College) founded in 1965 and has worked as the Principal for twenty years. He is one of the great poets and only perspicacious people have been able to understand the profundity of his poems. Freedom fighter Lalu Jayaram Phalak; and senior freedom fighter Dhanaji Nana Chaudhari, the latter was instrumental in arranging the first rural congress during the year 1936, which was held at Faizpur. It brought the nation's topmost leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Javahar Lal Neharu, Vinoba Bhave, Sane Guruji, Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan popularly known as "SARHAD GANDHI" and Vallabhbhai Patel (Iron Man of India) to the village.

Today Khiroda is known for its revolutionary changes in the educational system, and for having an education college, a fine arts college, and other graduating colleges and schools.


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