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Hyder Ali, Tipu Sultan memorial ready: TN Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

Construction work for memorials of Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan in Dindigul district is complete, Information and Publicity Minister Kadambur Raju announced in the Assembly today.

The Minister told the House that the memorial, constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1.30 crore, is ready for inauguration.

Similarly, work for a memorial for Dalit spiritual leader Swami Sahajananda built at a cost of about Rs 1.15 crore is also complete and ready for inauguration at Chidambaram in Cuddalore district, he said.

The construction work is in progress in respect of a memorial for Pattukkottai Alagirisamy, a Dravidian leader and a follower of reformist leader Thanthai Periyar.

Also, the construction of a memorial at a cost of Rs 2.80 crore for late top Tamil actor Sivaji Ganesan here is nearing completion, he added.

In 2013, late Chief Minister had announced memorial for Swami Sahajananda who worked tirelessly for the upliftment of the downtrodden people and for Hyder Ali and Tippur Sultan who fought against the British.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 19:22 IST