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Chronicler nonpareil

It was 1990. Calcutta was celebrating its 300th year with fanfare. The West Bengal government, the city corporation and business leaders worked in unison. 1990 also marked 350 years of the founding of Madras. S Muthiah, with his vast contacts in the industry, tried to get a focus on the city

Muthiah: 25 short of 1000!

A historian with a passion for Chennai’s glorious past and Founder-Editor of Madras Musings, S Muthiah (SM), has not been in the pink of his health. Well into his 80s he still works diligently on his writings. When I recently dropped in, I found him at the computer with a