Later he took the Udayagiri Fort and began to massacre the locals. The East India Company in brief named the area as madras[madras is a corrupt form of muthuraj]. Some elder population still refer to the city as Madras but the name Chennai has caught up with much of the population.
However he was defeated after a brief fight with the Raya's army. Sriranga defeated the Sultan's forces with the assistance of his generals muthuraja Chennappa[damarla was his surname] and Kasturiranga. In earlier days this area was called as madraspattanam and also chennapatnam. Under the British, the then city of Madras grew to be a major city, It was the capital of the Madras presidency, a province that covered the parts of Southern India that were not governed by any of the other princely states.
The food is a unique blend of traditional, to fast foods and filter kaapi. The architecture ranges from ancient temples to modern high-rises.
Music is classical and western, to the growing nightlife in the city.
Chennai is gateway to the South, and its culture is distinctly different from that of any other city in India.
The origin of the name is from Muthuraja Chennappa Nayakudu as Chennapatnam.
It is considered as one of the world's fastest growing cities although ranks 13th in terms of cleanliness.
It is on the Coromandel coast of the Bay of Bengal and has the second longest beachfront of any municipality in the world.
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