Dharmamuthi Rao Bahaur Calava Cunnan Chetty was born in 1869 in Calavala family. His father’s name was Chellam Chetty, He was a prominent associate of the commercial group and a chief partner in Messrs Kings and Company for trading timber. Calava Cunnan completed graduation from Pachaiyappa’s College and Madras Christian College. After graduation, He joined the family business of trading Timber in Messrs King and Company and raised his company to great heights, which produced his name and money.
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Calava Cunnan Chetty founded a Sanskrit College at Triplicane to promote the education of ancient Sanskrit Texts. He also started many elementary schools for the poor people in the city of Madras and other places of India, such as a school at Membalam, a school in Thambu Chetty Street, Girls’ School in Narayand Mudali Street, Primary Girls School in Chintadripet, etc. He provided several supports in many charitable and service organizations. In 1920, Dr. Annie Besant and the important people of Madras awarded the “Dharmamurthi” title to Calava Cunana Chetty for his work. The title “Rao Bahadur” was awarded by the British Government for his work to Society.
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