Saharanpur is a city and a Municipal Corporation in the state of Uttar Pradesh in northern India. Imran Masood was the last chairman elected in 2006 and was dismissed by bsp governent in 2007 since then no elections were held and saharanpur nagar Nigam is working without a mayor. It is the administrative headquarters of Saharanpur District and the Saharanpur Division. Saharanpur was founded by Sah Ranveer Singh, an Agrawal Jain, who was the Mughal treasurer, he laid the foundations of the present day city on the site of an army cantonment. Situated close to the borders of Haryana and Uttarakhand states, the city is surrounded by a fertile agricultural region that produces plentiful grains and fruits. Saharanpur is known for its wood carving cottage industry as well as a thriving market for local agricultural produce, including basmati rice and mangoes. A variety of industrial enterprises are located here including textiles, sugar, paper and cigarette factories.