Move To Madras..
By 1928, the famed Kanchipuram weaver, Chinnasami Chetty, was visiting Madras twice a week. His entry point: Mambalam Railway Station. As astute businessman, he seized on an opportunity, deciding on T Nagar - a stone's throw away from the station - for his residence and depot. He later assigned his son-in-law, Mr. P. Lakshmiah Chetty, to manage the deliveries from Kanchipuram, while he managed the retailing front. The rest, as they say, is history.