Monday, January 26, 2009

A tomb for a Dutch warrior in India.

There is a tomb of a Dutch captain captured by a king in Travancore about two centuries ago. His name is Delanoy, the great warrior. The native king was so amazed at his skills that he appointed him as his army chief to train the king's soldiers.

This task was performed by the Dutch warrior loyally and efficiently. When he passed away while in the service of the king, he was given a befitting funeral and buried inside the King's fort, which is known as the Udayagiri Fort in Thuckalay, Kanyakumari District of Tamilnadu, India. His family members who passed away are also buried by the side of his tomb. This means his entire family was very faithful to the native Kign till his end.

This place is important for travelers and is gaining more importance as a tourist spot.

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