There are so many circles and many newly named, but here is why some of the old ones are called so.
Dharmveer Sambhaji Chowk
Hemu Kalani Circle (Bhandur Galli – Tahshildar Galli corner)
The circle is named after Hemu Kalani who was hanged by the British. Born in 1924 he was hanged to death by British Commander Lord Richardson in 1943. On 23-10-1942 Hemu with his friends decided to blow up the train filled with Bristish army men. For that they were removing the fish plates when they were caught. In memory of his great sacrifice for the nation the circle is named after him.
Mallappa Dhanshetti circle ( Ganpat Galli – Khade Bazar Corner)
During the Marshal law imposed at the time of freedom struggle in Solapur, the Collector was caught in mob and Mallappa Dhanshetti saved the collector from the mob but eventually he was hanged to death in May 1930.
Zhenda Chowk (Market)
This is main market (Onion market) in the city where during the freedom struggle and later many political stalwarts have come and spoken and awakened the people to fight against all odds. The Tri color was hoisted in this circle, hence the name Zhenda (Flag) circle.
Azhar ali Mansoor circle (Kacheri road to Grass Market )
Named after the freedom fighter Azhar ali Mansoor.
Earlier this was known as Rex Talkies Ganpati Circle, after the states reorganization, it was renamed as Kittur Rani Chennamma Circle.
Subhash Chandra circle ( Sheri Galli corner)
Named after Subhash Chandra Bose, this circle was named so by Late. Mr.Mandagi who resided in Anantshyan Galli.
Ganesh Chowk (First Gate)
During the Freedom struggle this particular circle had the Sarwajanik Ganesh festival, hence the name.
Hutatma Circle (Kaveri Cold drinks)
Samyukta Maharashtra Chowk (Nanshankae shet Marg- Ramdev Galli Corner)
Nargundkar Bhave Chowk ( Maruti Galli – Raviwar Peth corner )
Babasahed Nargundkar of Nargund took and active part in the freedom struggle. He fought hard with the British and was hanged.
Basveshwar Circle (Govaves)
Rajendra Prasad Circle ( Samadevi Galli Corner)
This circle was earlier known as “Bhajji” circle as Mr.Keshkamat of Saraf Galli used to make some lip smacking Bhajji’s every evening. Later when Rajendra Prasad become the president of India, it was renamed.
Gogte Circle (Railway Station – congress road- over bridge)
This circle was earlier known as “Jalke” Bunglow corner later RaoShaeb Gogte donated money for its renovation and then it was renamed.
Tilak Chowk (Ramling Khind Galli – Anantshyan Galli corner)
Lokmanya Tilak started the Savrajanik Ganesh festival in Raviwar Peth and he commenced his journey from this circle, hence the name.
Bhagat Singh Circle (Shani temple)
Krantisinh Nana Patil Circle ( Chavat Galli)
MadanMohan Malviya Circle (Kaktives circle)
Karnatak Circle (other side Fort Road)