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Madras was one of the first outposts of British East India Company. George (today the legislative and administrative seat of the state).Colonel William Lambton, superintendent of the great Trigonometrical Survey of India, started his journey of triangulating India from St. Fort St George was completed on St George's day in 1640 (23 April) and hence was named after the patron saint.Chennai (Tamil:சென்னை) , formerly known as Madras, this 369-year-old city is the capital of the southern state of Tamilnadu and is India's sixth-largest city in terms of population with an estimated population of 7.45 million (2005).It serves as one of the main gateways to South India and has a thriving local culture and art scene and is one of the major destinations for medical tourism.
He is said to have come to India as an evangelist and died in what is now Chennai. Madras is derived from Madraspatnam, a name given to the area when the British negotiated settling there with Damerla Venkatapathy Nayakudu.
The origin of the name is from Muthuraja Chennappa Nayakudu as Chennapatnam.