Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal in eastern India, is the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu. The city is home to Fort St. George, built in 1644 and now a museum showcasing the city’s roots as a British military garrison and East India Company trading outpost, when it was called Madras. Religious sites include Kapaleeshwarar Temple, adorned with carved and painted gods, and St. Mary’s, a 17th-century Anglican church.
Thus, Tamil became the mother tongue of the Chennaites and also the legitimately known language of Chennai. However, being the cosmopolitan city many other languages are spoken there includingEnglish and Hindi. Apart from Tamil language, English also falls in the category of the official language.
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