Guj: હજીરા hajīrā
‘Tomb’ -City, Port, Suburb (Surat), Gujarat
From Urd: hisār/hizāri, ‘enclosure’, ‘tomb’, ‘grave’
A hazira was originally a ‘simple grave on a slightly raised platform surrounded by a walled enclosure’. For saints and emperors they had more monumental aspects.
The grave here belonged to a British officer called Wock. The name stuck.
The modern Hazira is one of India’s leading multi-cargo ports with facilities to handle containers, liquid chemicals, petroleum, edible oil and automotive products.