city, western Bihar state, northeastern India, lying west of the Son River. It has major road and rail connections and houses railway workshops. Dehri is the headworks of the Son canal system and the site of a hydroelectric dam. Industries include sugar production, sawmilling, ghee processing, and cement manufacturing. Nearby, along the western bank of the Son, lies the ancient Rohtas fort. It is believed that the fort was named after prince Rohitashva, the son of the Puranic King Harishchandra. Pop. (2001) 119,057.

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