Raymond's Tomb

Raymond's tomb is the tomb of Michel Joachim Marie Raymond, a French general in the army of 2nd Nizam - Nizam Ali Khan, Asaf Jah II.[1][2][3] The tomb, located in Hyderabad, India is a black granite tombstone, conical, about 7 metres high and it has the initials JR on it. The pavilion was built by the Nizam and collapsed in October 2001 in heavy rain.

Raymond's Tomb
Coordinates17°21′53.4″N 78°30′54.7″E
LocationMalakpet, Hyderabad
Length60 metres (200 ft)
Width30 metres (98 ft)
Height8 metres (26 ft)
Dedicated toMichel Joachim Marie Raymond


The 200-year-old tomb had a facelift, including a brand new pavilion. Opened 14 April 2003 this cost an estimated 500,000 INR.


The tomb is located near Asman Garh Palace on top of a hillock at Mussa Ram Bagh, Malakpet, about 3 km from the Oliphant Bridge (currently known as Chaderghat Bridge), in East Hyderabad. Until about 1940, people would visit his tomb on the anniversary of his death, taking incense and other offerings to him. The Nizams would send to his tomb on 25 March every year, a box of cheroots and a bottle of beer. His grave had become like a shrine. He is also remembered in Hyderabad, with the area called Mussa Ram Bagh (Monsieur Raymond).


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  2. hymin. "The Hindu : Unearthing the White Mughals". www.hindu.com. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
  3. "Vandals plunder Raymond's tomb - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2 August 2018.
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