Phulwari Sharif is a notified area in Patna in the Indian state of Bihar. The current metro plan of Patna has one route in Phulwari Sharif. The civilisation of the city dates back to the days of inception of the Sufi culture in India. Phulwari Sharif had been frequented by most Sufi saints of that period. All India Institute of Medical Sciences Patna is located in Phulwari Sharif. Urbanisation has taken over Phulwari Sharif and now it is the most populated area of Patna.
Phulwari Sharif is located at
As of 2011 Indian Census, Phulwari Sharif had a total population of 81,740, of which 42,840 were males and 38,900 were females. Population within the age group of 0 to 6 years was 12,186. The total number of literates in Phulwari Sharif was 55,265, which constituted 67.6% of the population with male literacy of 71.6% and female literacy of 63.2%. The effective literacy rate of 7+ population of Phulwari Sharif was 79.5%, of which male literacy rate was 83.8% and female literacy rate was 74.6%. The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes population was 6,561 and 141 respectively. Phulwari Sharif had 13404 households in 2011. India census, Phulwari Sharif had a population of 53,166. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. In Phulwari Sharif, 8,153 % of the population was in the age range of 0 to 6 years.The total number of literates in Phulwari Sharif was 33,583, which gives a crude literacy rate of 63.2%. The effective literacy rate of people 7 years and above was 74.6%.
Mazar of Hazrat Makhdoom Rasti, Khanqah Mujeebia, Sheesh Mahal, Shahi Sangi Masjid and Imarat Sharia has a long religious history that is intensely attached with the birth and development of the Sufi culture in India. The Sufi saints of the ancient times had made Bihar one of the important centers of religious, social, and cultural developments, and Phulwari Sharif was one such region where the Sufi saints had spread their message of love and toleration and the same can be feel here in the atmosphere, people of all religions respect each others. The Shahi Sangi Masjid bears relics of the rich architectural past of the region. Built in red sandstone by the Mughal Emperor Humayun and is the one of the oldest mosque of Phulwari Sharif. The mosque is one of the main attraction for tourists. Near the mosque there is a shrine of Khwaja Emaduddin Qalandar. Also it is known as Lal Miyan ki Dargah. Every Year on 29-Dhu al-Hijjah there is an Urs at the Mazar of Shah Makhdoom Rasti Rahmatullah Allaih and disciple from all over India came here to tribute and get spiritual satisfaction.
Phulwari Sharif is well connected to other cities of India through rail-road network.
Phulwari Sharif is located on NH 98 on the Khagaul road in Patna.
connects the city to different part of the country through many passenger and express trains.
Lok Nayak Jaiprakash International Airport is nearby Phulwari Sharif which connects Patna to all other part of country.
Phulwari Sharif has turned into a prominent city and a notified area of the Patna. Under the plan of Greater Patna it will also come under Patna Municipal Corporation.
Shyam Rajak who is in Janata Dal United and used to be in Rahstriya Janta Dal won the Phulwari seat, reserved for scheduled castes, thrice after losing once to Rashtriya Janta Dal candidate. Representing Janata Dal in 1995 he defeated Sanjeev Prasad Toni of Congress. Sanjeev Prasad Toni of Congress won the seat thrice, defeating Vidyanand Vikal of IPF in 1990, and Dashrath Paswan of CPI in 1985 and 1980. Ram Prit Paswan of Janata Party defeated Dasrath Paswan of CPI in 1977.The Phulwari assembly constituency is part of Pataliputra.