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Sangli (Marathi सांगली) is a District headquarter of Sangli District in the state of Maharashtra, India. Although Sangli is distinguished for production and trade of turmeric, it is not called Turmeric city. Sangli is situated on the banks of river Krishna and is the largest market place for Turmeric in Asia and houses many sugar factories. The Ganesh Temple of Sangli is a historical landmark of the city and is visited by thousands of pilgrims.
Sangli city is known as Natyapandhari, the birthplace of Marathi drama. It has a historic Ganpati temple built in the 18th century by ruling Patwardhan dynasty of Sangli, appointed by Peshwas of Pune.
The city derives its name from "Saha Galli" ("Six Lanes" in Marathi).
Sangli was previously known as southern Satara. Sangli is birthplace of many legends in social as well as political reformers. Gopal Ganesh Agarkar was born in Thembu. Balgandharva was born in village called Nagthane in Sangli district and Asha Bhosale was also born in Sangli. "Sangit Natakas" (musical plays) are initiated in Sangli. Vishnudas Bhave is known to be father of the Sangit Natakas. Sangli is his birthplace but also work place.
Sangli is home of many politicians.Famous Politician such as, Yashwantrao Chavan 1st Chief Minister of Mahatrshtra, Vasantdada Patil Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Rajarambapu Patil, Gulabrao Patil Ex. President Maharashtra State Congress & Member of Parliament,Pantangrao Kadam Cabinet Minister Forest Minister & Chancellor of Bharti Vidyapeeth. Jayant Patil, R.R.Patil, Madan Patil are from Sangli. R. R. Patil is Home Minister of Maharashtra was also former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra. One of the legends of cricket was born in Sangli named Vijay Hazare.
Indian National Congress - Sangli District Office Bearer