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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.
The English accent is different, there is a tendency to end sentences and words with -uh (Eg: I'm going there-uh.) and interrogative sentences with -ah (Eg: You are going there-ah? Unlike other major cities in Northern India, Hindi is not widely understood.