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In 2007, a statue of Lord Mayo was accidentally unearthed in Jaipur, Rajasthan. The 9-foot-tall (2.7 m) cast-iron statue, weighing around 3 tons, was sculpted at the request of Maharajah Ram Singh ji of Jaipur, as a tribute to Lord Mayo soon after his assassination. The sculptors were J. Forsyth and R. Monti. It is on the premises of Mayp Hospital, jaipur, now called the Mahilya Chikatsalya. The statue is now in Mayo College, Ajmir, UP.
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Unfortunately while on a visit to the convict settlement there on the Andaman Islands at Port Blair to examine the prison condtions and welfare of the convicts, he was assassinated by Sher Ali Afridi, an Afghan tribesman.
Mayo's body was taken to to Ireland for burial at the medieval ruined church in Johns town, County Kildare, near his home at Palmerstown House. As for the assassin Sher Ali, he was hanged to death.