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Saheed Minar/ Ochterlony Monument

Saheed Minar is a 48 m (157 ft) high pillar similar to Qutab Minar of Delhi which was erected by public subscription in 1848, to honour Sir David Ochter Lony, a one- time resident of Malwa & Rajputana. Formerly known as the Ochterlony Monument, it commemorates the victory of Sir David Ochterlony in Nepal. In 1969, it was dedicated to the memory of the martyrs of the Indian freedom movement and has been renamed as 'Shaheed Minar'.

Saheed Minar is an important landmark of Calcutta.It is located at the Northern end of the Maidan. Saheed Minar's peculiarity is that it has a foundation based on the Egyptian style, a column of Syrian architecture and a copula of Turkish design.

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›› Raj Bhawan
›› Victoria Memorial
›› South Park Street Cemetery
›› Howrah Bridge
›› Marble Palace
›› Dalhousie Square
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