02nd October 2016
This is one of the cemeteries maintained by the Madras Cemetery Board. From the 1864 report of Madras Presidency Administration’s, the land at Adyar estuary was bought for Rs 1202, by the British. The Cemetery is divided in to two parts, one for the Catholics and the other for the Christians of other denominations as per Vincent D Sousa. In Catholic part there are lot of spaces between tombs. One of the oldest is 1856 or 1846, still older may be there. It was told that due to space limitation tombs are excavated and bones are buried in another place, to give way for the new one. Some of the converted Christian's names are Paul Gopalakrishnan and Visalakshi.etc, are noticed. It was very sad to a tomb of Portuguese period for the children to the age 1 and 2 years.
Some of the important person’s tombs are, the Comedian cine actor Chandrababu ( For details in Wikipedia ) and Valampuri John, a speaker called ‘Varthai Siddhar’ (for details in wikipedia ). People used to visit the cemetery to pray for their dead ones.
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1 and 2 Years old children’s tomb
The comedian cine actor, Chandrababu’s Tomb
Vaarthai Siddhar – Valmpuri John's Tomb
The Oldest Tomb 1856/46(letters are not so clear )
On the way to Quibble Island Cemetery we crossed the Adyar Creek- presently called as Tholkappiyar ecological Park through a Karpakam bridge. It was an awesome view and makes us to feel that we are in one of best holiday places of this universe.
…. To be continued ( Adyar Battle ).