BHIR DISTRICT, along with the other four districts of the Marathwada region was formerly a part of the Nizam’s State. After the reorganisation of the States in 1956 the region was included in the then Bombay State. Since the bifurcation of the Bombay State into Maharashtra and Gujarat in 1960, Bhir along with the other districts of Marathwada has become an integral part of Maharashtra.
In 1880 A.D. the Hyderabad State proposed to compile Gazetteers for all the Districts of the Nizam’s Dominions. However, only the Aurangabad District Gazetteer was completed in 1884. It was edited by Munir Nawaz Jang (Maulvi Said Mahdi Ali) who in his prefatory note wrote.