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Gandhidham, a township located in the north-western division of the Indian state of Gujarat is a municipal council based in the Kutch District and widely reckoned for its proximity with the famous Kandla Port suspended on the Gulf of Kutch. Christened in the honor of Mahatma Gandhi; the Father of the Nation, the Gandhidham city was actualized by the Government of India with an aim of providing shelter to hundreds of refugees migrated from Sindh during the later years of Partition. Honored to be one of the few planned cities of the country, Gandhidham established in the year 1950 is applauded as a rapidly developing satellite city of Gujarat. Divided into several sectors and wards, the conurbation of Gandhidham is uniquely characterized with a cosmopolitan civilization with Sindhis comprising the major part of the population. Celebrated as a vital pilgrim destination of Jainism, Gandhidham suddenly came into limelight subsequent to the Kandla Cyclone of 1998 and the devastating earthquake of 2001. Speedily emerging as an industrial hub after 2001, the present day Gandhidham is a prospering home to a number of trade and manufacturing units. Not only that, Gandhidham is also flourishing as a leading tourism center of Gujarat owing to its neighboring Kandla Port, Hindu and Jain pilgrim destinations such as Purneshwar and Bhardeshwar Temples, the Samadhi memorial of Mahatma Gandhi, the enchanting Rann Utsav and the striking Bandhani textile.