Bhiwani is a city and a Municipal Council in Bhiwani District in the state of Haryana, India. Besides being a seat of spiritual learning, the city is at the centre of regional politics and hometown of three former Haryana chief ministers: Bansi Lal, Banarshi Dass Gupta and Hukam Singh. It is located 128 km west of national capital New Delhi. Bhiwani is corrupted form of Bhani. The town was founded by a Rajput chief called Neem Singh. His wife named Bhani once saved his life from a treacheru. Consequently, he named the town after her. The corrupted name of town from Bhani to Bhiani (natives still use this pronunciation) eventually came to be known as Bhiwani. Bhiwani has six major institutes, one of them being the country's top textile research institute, the Technological Institute of Textile & Sciences, established by the Birla Group.