Lord Ripon. Viceroy of British India a long long time ago. A man who believed in self- governance. And who has lent his name to the building that houses the Corporation of Chennai – the oldest civic body (founded in 1688 AD) of the Common Wealth nations outside Britain.
Well here is a glimpse of the Ripon building, commissioned in 1913, currently in a state of disrepair due to the restoration works being carried out on it under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission. I’ve also included 3 photographs of the building taken a few years ago – in the hope that someday in the near future, it would be restored back to it original glory…Enjoy!