Monday, July 5, 2010

Thackrey Memorial at Kittur Chennamma Park

Thackeray memorial: after & before renovation.

Now the structure looks dull. The earlier color scheme looked better.

This obelisk was raised to the memory of St John Thackeray, a British collector and political agent for the Southern Mahratta Doab region, who was killed in the rebellion at Kittur on 23rd October 1824. Thackeray was slain by Amatur Balappa in a battle between British forces and Kittur Rani Chennamma's army. Thackeray was buried with full military honours in an European cemetery which is the present day Maniqilla area of Dharwad.

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