Monday, August 10, 2009

Rajiv Gandhi Memorial - Sriperumbudur

Sriperumbudur is an industrial town in Kanchipuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is located in proximity to Chennai. It is famous for being the birth place of Sri Ramanuja, one of the most prominent Hindu Vaishnava saints as well as the town where former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991.
Since 2000, Sriperumbudur has seen rapid industrialization, attracting huge investments due to its proximity to Chennai port, infrastructure growth, establishment of STPIs and SEZs and availability of quality manpower.

Sriperumbudur is strategically placed on the Chennai-Bangalore highway, just about 40 kilometers from the city, and offers all facilities that the international industrial giants want for their business to operate in the country. The town is close to the planned greenfield Chennai Airport.
On 21 May 1991, Rajiv Gandhi, the then former Prime Minister of India was assassinated by ahuman bomb in Sriperumbudur. The government has converted the area into the Rajiv Gandhi Memorial.

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