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Sunday, 31 March 2013

Burkit Road - T.Nagar (Name Reason)



:: Chennai Factoids ::

:: Name reasons behind famous roads in Chennai ::

:: BURKIT ROAD - T.NAGAR ::


Am sure all the Chennai'tes know about this road. And no wonder, as a chennai'te, we would have known all the roads in T.Nagar because of the traffic diversions. Here i go with the name reason behind this Burkit Road. It is named after Mr.Harold Hamilton Burkitt.


:: Harold Hamilton Burkitt ::

Harold Hamilton Burkitt was a British civil servant of the Indian civil service .

Burkitt Road in the neighbourhooad of T. Nagar in Chennai is named after him.

Burkitt was born in the United Kingdom and educated at Galway Grammar School and Dublin University .

He passed the Indian civil service examinations held in 1899 and arrived in India on 3 December 1900.

In India, Burkitt served as Assistant Collector and magistrate in the Madras Presidency for sometime before being appointed British Resident to the Cochin kingdom .

Burkitt served as British Resident to Cochin from 2 December 1920 to 25 June 1923 and was succeeded by C. W. E. Cotton .

He was Commissioner of Madras City in 1919-20 and President and Mayor of the corporation in 1917-18


Source : Wikipedia



Locate yourself : Burkit Road - T.Nagar (Source : Google Maps)


Landmarks in and around GN Chetty Road :

  • Ramakrishna Model Higher Secondary School
  • Eureka Forbes Limited
  • Mc. Rennett
  • Pasta Bar Veneto - Italian Restaurant
  • Shree Hall - Marriage Hall
  • Svathi Coaching center
  • Seeman Tutorials
  • Lotus serviced apartments

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