He hailed from the Asmaka country, which comprised the present South Gujarat and North Maharashtra , through which the rivers Godavari and Narmada ?owed. He ?ourished at Pataliputra (modern Patna ) in the ancient Magadha country (now Bihar ) where he composed his works, the 'Aryabha?ya and A?abhapasz'ddhdnta.
The British ruled the city from 1818 and they made a military cantonment here in 1824. In 1864, Ahmedabad was connected to Bombay (now Mumbai) by rail which made Ahmedabad the leading hub for trade and manufacturing. After Independence, Ahmedabad was declared a provincial town of Bombay and it became the capital city of Gujarat on 1 May 1960.