Monday, October 17, 2005

Chennai Trivia - 6

My house is on Cenotaph Road. Why is the road named so? (No, Mr. Cenotaph didn't live there)

Ans: There was a memorial for Lord Cornwallis situated at the junction of Mount Road and Cenotaph Road. Cenotaph: A monument erected in honor of a dead person whose remains lie elsewhere.

Pic Courtesy British Library UK

This statue is 14.5 ft tall and is presently at the Fort Museum. The base of the statue was painted with the scene of Tippu Sultan's sons being handed over as hostages to the British. Further details from Mr. Muthiah here


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