GOOTY, a town and hill fortress in southern India, in the Anantapur district of Madras, 48 m. E. of Bellary. Pop. (1901] 9682. The town is surrounded by a circle of rocky hills, connectec by a wall. On the highest of these stands the citadel, 2100 ft above sea-level and 1000 ft. above the surrounding country Here was the stronghold of Morari Rao Ghorpade, a famous Mahratta warrior and ally of the English, who was ultimately starved into surrender by Hayder AU in 1775.
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