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Thursday, February 22, 2018 12:09 AM
Statue of Dupliex

The statue is Pondicherry's tribute to Francois Dupleix whose able governorship came to an end in 1754. A huge attraction in Pondicherry. The 2.88 m tall structure was erected over six carved ornamental granite pillars at the Place du Republique. However, French recognition came about a century later, when, in 1870, they paid homage by commissioning two statues-one in France and the other in Pondicherry. It now stands restationed overlooking a children's park at the southern end of a promenade, now named Goubert Avenue.

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