Friday, May 30, 2008
he Kaj Schmidt Memorial
A memorial at the Elliot’s Beach that one can’t miss in Chennai is the The Kaj Schmidt Memorial. Located closer to the Besant Nagar the memorial is a piece of architecture and also a landmark for the region. A plaque on the memorial states that it was built to commemorate the gallantry of Schmidt, an European sailor, who had drowned near the spot trying to save the lives of others on December 30, 1930! Unfortunately today it is now in a derelict state and needs an urgent attention for the protection of the same.