The Nicholson Cemetery is one of the earliest British cemeteries in Delhi. It is named after the renowned British Brigadier General John Nicholson who was among the leading officers who were responsible for the defeat of nationalist forces during the first War of Indian Independence in 1857. General Nicholson was buried in this cemetery when he died, just before the end of the War of 1857.
Today, the cemetery is overgrown with vegetation, and in a state of serious neglect.
A look at the headstones of the graves tells many poignant stories of lives lead in a harsh , alien land.