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Hutatma Chowk or the Martyr’s Square was renamed to its current name in 1960 in the memory of the 105 Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti members who were killed in a police fire that marred their peaceful demonstration in January of 1960. They were demanding a separate Marathi-speaking state in the country, and their efforts bore fruits on May 1st, 1960 when the state of Maharashtra was born. The day is observed as Maharashtra Day every year. The picture here is of the amar jyoti, which means perpetual lamp, and its never been extinguished.

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