Chennai as a city has a rich heritage not only in the form of its monuments but also through its gifted populace. Many a Chennaiite has made forays into the realms of politics, science, art, literature, music, dance, cinema, law, in the national as well as international arena and brought laurels. We are all proud of the achievements of these priceless jewels that we possess in the form of leaders, poets, writers, scientists, film personalities, artists, freedom fighters, lawyers, musicians & dancers. These individuals have not only excelled in their respective fields but have also influenced the lives of countless others. This Madras Day, let us take a look at some of the icons who shaped the destiny of our beloved city.
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First row: Rajaji, C V Raman, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Second row: Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, M S Subbulakshmi, Rukmini Devi Arundale, Jayakanthan
Third row: R K Narayan, Subramania Bharathi, Ramaswamy Venkataraman