There is a record of continuous habitation since 1630s, per parish records of the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church
The original residents of Dahisar are the Panchkalshis, Agris, East Indians and Kolis, who still live primarily in the hamlets of Kandarpada and Gaothan and the tribes who lived in the hills surrounding Dahisar - the Warlis and Dublis.
With the construction of the railway line connecting Dahisar to the city of Mumbai in 1867, came the first lot of migrants, the people from Sindhudurg region of Konkan. These migrants established the first planned residential areas of Dahisar - Maratha Colony in Dahisar East and Mhatre Wadi in the West. The Railway authorities wanted to name the Railhead at Dahisar as Mount Poinsur, but the locals opposed this move and forced the authorities to name it as Dahisar.
Medina Manzil, Patel Colony, Zainab Baugh, Sanjeevani, Gol Building and Mankarnika were amongst the first apartment style residential areas of Dahisar. The 70s saw the setting up of residential areas of Gokul and Shailendra Nagar.Kachanar apartment is the first building in Dahisar facilitated with Elevator . Nand Dham in Dahisar West is the first building with 5 wings , a garden , elevators , chain of shops , etc.
The 80s and 90s saw a spurt in the development of residential complexes. Anand Nagar was the first of the very large residential complexes to be built in Dahisar Followed by Misquitta Nagar and Avdhooth nagar.
Dahisar was originally a part of Thane District; it became a part of Mumbai in the 1956, when Borivali taluka was merged with Bombay Suburban District.
Dahisar was once a popular spot for film shoots. There were numerous idyllic locations for film shoots like, the Dahisar River and the old bridge that now lies in the ruins, the small hillock with its orchards and the Bhoot Bangla which is now a film studio.There is a record of continuous habitation since 1630s, per parish records of the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church
The original residents of Dahisar are the Panchkalshis, Agris, East Indians and Kolis, who still live primarily... more