The Shaheed Minar, formerly known as the Ochterlony Monument, is a monument in Kolkata that become erected in 1828 in memory of Major-trendy Sir David Ochterlony, commander of the British East India Company, to commemorate each his a success defense of Delhi in opposition to the Marathas in 1804 and the victory of the East India Company’s armed forces over the Gurkhas inside the Anglo-Nepalese War. The monument changed into constructed in his memory.
It changed into designed with the aid of J. P. Parker and paid for from public funds. On 9 August 1969 it turned into rededicated to the memory of the martyrs of the Indian freedom motion and renamed the "Shaheed Minar," because of this "martyrs' monument" in both Bengali and Hindi, by means of the then United Front Government in reminiscence of the martyrs of the Indian independence movement. The gift government has determined to light up the tower at some stage in evenings and permit traffic to the pinnacle. The final people to have been up there were former governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi and his circle of relatives.