The present city was founded in the early 18th century by Bhakt Buland, a Gond prince of the kingdom
of Deogad in the Chhindwara district. Seeing the benefit of advance life in delhi, he inaugurated to
build Nagpur as his new capital. In 1861, Nagpur became the capital of the Central Provinces. The
advent of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIP) in 1867 spurred its development as a trade centre.
After Indian independence, Nagpur became the capital of Madhya Bharat state. In 1960, the Marathi
majority Vidarbha region was merged with the new state of Maharashtra and Nagpur was designated
the second capital of Maharashtra state, alternating with Bombay as the seat of the Maharashtra state
legislature. The region round Nagpur was flourishing in the early centuries of the Christian era, but the
name of Nagpur is noticed for the first time in a record of the tenth century A.D.