Ever since I have arrived in New Delhi I have been wondering who is Sam Martin after whom a road in Chanakyapuri Diplomatic Enclave is named? I live in the newly built Residential Complex for the officers at the Radhakrishnan Marg(road) which meets San Martin Marg at ninety degree. I often travel on San Martin Marg by car or stroll on it making my way through this leafy promenade. It is one of the important roads which connects Panchsheel (Five Principles) Marg with the Mahatma Gandhi Marg(popularly known as the Ring Road). Important buidlings such as the buildings of British School, Vivekanand International Foundation, Asian Development Bank stand on sides of this road.
After two months of curiosity, finally today while strolling in the evening I had a glimpse of the tablet showing who was Jose de San Martin. What caught my attention was San Martin being called as 'Saint of Swords'. He is in the company of the Greats such as George Washington and Simon Bolivar. He is known as the liberator of the Spanish part of the South American continent from Spain. He is national hero of Argentina and Argentina's highest award is named after him.
Labels: San Martin, Streets in New Delhi