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Saturday, 30 March 2013

G N Chetty Road - T.Nagar (Name Reason)

:: Chennai Factoids :

:: Name reasons behind famous roads in Chennai ::

:: G N Chetty Road - T.Nagar ::

Even a small lane in t.nagar is famous. And no wonder, every one in Chennai must be aware about this G N Chetty road and damn sure that we all bored seeing this road name in the shops when we were troubled in long traffic. Here comes the name reason behind this traffic prone  G N Chetty Road. This road is named after Diwan Bahadhur sir Gopathi Narayanaswami Chetty.

Gopathi Narayanaswami Chetty :

Diwan Bahadur Sir Gopathi Narayanaswami Chetty was an Indian merchant, landlord, politician, legislator and economist.

Narayanaswami Chetty was the son of Gopathy Mahadeva Chetty. He was educated in Madras. He was elected President of Madras Corporation .

Narayanaswamy Chetty served as the member of the Council of State, Imperial Legislative Council of India, from 1930 to 1936.

He also served as a President of the Madras Corporation.

He was a member of the Joint Select Committee of the Reserve Bank of India Bill and played a pivotal role in the formation of the Reserve Bank of India .

Narayanaswamy Chetty was made a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire in 1929 and a Knights Bachelor in 1945.

G. N. Chetty road in T. Nagar , Chennai is named after Gopathi Narayanaswami Chetty.

Source : Wikipedia

Locate Yourself : GN Chetty Road - T.Nagar (Source: Wikimapia)

Landmarks in and around GN Chetty Road :

  • The Residency Hotel
  • Hotel Dee Cee Manor
  • Buhari Hotel
  • Jain Temple
  • GKB Opticals
  • Murugan Idly Shop
  • Plantain Leaf 
  • Hotel Vaigai
  • Natural Fresh
  • Hotel Virudhu Nagar
  • Jeeva Park
  • Cancer Shelter
  • Dr. Agarwal hospital
  • Bharathiraja Hospital


  1. Would be tough remembering that long name! No wonder they stuck to the initials when they named that road :)

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  3. awesome post :)
    some more landmarks - Vani Mahal, Ramakrishna Ground, Hotel L'Accord Metropolitan :)

  4. Cool.. Thanks for the update Kaushik.

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  6. My surname is the same Gopathi

  7. Well all gopathi surname peoples are good humanity peoples.most of surname peoples are in mopped village of ap state,one branched at perungolatur back side of newsstand.

  8. I am not unknown person.gopathi srinivasulu s/o gopathi mukundha chetty.I got two son's and they got three boys at present