- Town:Barrackpore, West Bengal
Year of creation:1875
- Rider(s):Bourke, Richard Southwell, Lord Mayo
(1822 –1872) was a statesman and prominent member of the British Conservative Party. In 1869 he became the fourth Viceroy of India where he was locally often referred to as “Lord Mayo”. He consolidated the frontiers of India and reorganized the country’s finances; he also did much to promote irrigation, railways, forests and other useful public works. While visiting the convict settlement at Port Blair in the Andaman Islands, he was assassinated by an Afridi Pathan convict in 1872.
- Sculptor(s):Thornycroft, Thomas
(1815 – 1885) was an English sculptor and engineer. he spent four years as an assistant to the sculptor John Francis. In 1840 he married Francis’ daughter, Mary, who was also a sculptor.
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