This year Alliance Française Hyderabad will partner with Hyderabad Trails and co-organize a walk to Monsieur Raymond’s Tomb within the framework of Jashn-e Hyderabad Festival, to celebrate the 425th anniversary of Hyderabad.
About Monsieur Raymond and his tomb:
General Michel Joachim Marie Raymond, popularly known as Monsieur Raymond, was a French General in Nizam’s military and the founder of Gunfoundry in Hyderabad. In 1786, when he joined the service of the Nizam he was a simple soldier, but shortly after, 300 soldiers were under his orders. On his death, in 1798, he had become a military commander of over 14,000 army men! Raymond’s tomb is located near Asman Garh Palace on top of a hillock at Mussa Ram Bagh, Malakpet, in East Hyderabad. Until about 1940, people would visit Mr. Raymond’s Tomb on the anniversary of his death, taking incense and other offerings to him!
Text and pic Courtesy: Alliance Française Hyderabad