Saturday, August 11

A Visit To Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, Sriperumbudur, Chennai

It’s been almost 5 years now I last visited Rajiv Gandhi Memorial in Sriperumbudur city in Kanchipuram district of Tamil Nadu.

As I glance through the photographs, the memory of the visit refilled my senses and I decided to put all my memories here in my blog today.

Sriperumbudur, an industrial city, 40 kms away from Chennai in kanchipuram district, got famous post Rajiv Gandhi assassination and now holds an eminent place on map thanks to Rajiv Gandhi Memorial, which has become an important tourist attraction point for visitors visiting the city.

21st May 1991, the historic date, the day when Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by a suicide bomber at this very place and government later converted this place into a memorial.

With words falling short to describe the magnificence of this place, let me leave you with the beautiful pictures captured when I along with my friends visited this place in year 2007.


7 Pillars
7 Pillars

History Of Event

Indian Flag


Place where blast took place

Industrial Revolution on Wall

7 Pillars








Pillars surrounding the blast site

10 comments:

  1. Rahul paaji lots of money spent on a memorial of a politician, who was instrumental in riots. And a couple of scandals..
    Unjustified I feel to call him a hero.. especially when the real heroes have gone unsung..

    This is the apathy of our nation..

    Totally unjustified according to me all that money could have been spent worthwhile I feel..

    Otherwise good pictures and seems to be a good place... Sorry if I hurt any sentiments..

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    1. veer ji,

      i believe every coin has 2 sides .. so if we expect the good should exist, the bad always co-exist!

      i agree that Rajiv Gandhi has done lot of bad things but he did lot many good things as well .. compare him with respect to the leaders, the politicians we have today .. atleast Rajiv Gandhi was a lot better than them!

      yes, there's no denying the fact that there were many other heroes who did a lot more than him and are not even counted anywhere today .. but the point is, respect does not necessarily has to come from monuments or structures, it should be their in the heart .. for eg : Bhagat Singh .. i never heard anyone say or have 1 point against him because he was a true hero...and nobody can take this respect away for eons .. so now it does not matter at all whether you built his statue or not ..

      i would still call it justified, worthwhile efforts than spending the same money in constructing mayawati's elephants or saving it in swiss bank accounts !

      i was not at all offended reading your comment .. :-)

      Regards
      Rahul

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  2. Rahul paaji lots of money spent on a memorial of a politician, who was instrumental in riots. And a couple of scandals..
    Unjustified I feel to call him a hero.. especially when the real heroes have gone unsung..

    This is the apathy of our nation..

    Totally unjustified according to me all that money could have been spent worthwhile I feel..

    Otherwise good pictures and seems to be a good place... Sorry if I hurt any sentiments..

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  3. The memorial is so very beautiful. And that writeup of that day, shocking it must have been. The pistures are beautiful, and glad you decided to share them with us Rahul.

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    1. you must visit the Memorial if you get a chance Jenny ..

      Thanks for dropping by .. !

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  4. I was not aware of this place, thanks for sharing Rahul.

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  5. wow the place looks amazing, I have never been there

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    1. it's in Chennai .. you must visit this place if you ever pass through Chennai !

      thanks for dropping by !

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