Family tree and descendants of S. Rm. Muthiah Chettiar

Family tree and descendants of S. Rm. Muthiah Chettiar

First generation

First generation

  • S. Rm. Muthiah Chettiar

Second generation

  • S. Rm. M. Chidambaram Chettiar, eldest son of S. Rm. Muthiah Chettiar and progenitor of the M. Ct. family.
  • S. Rm. M. Ramaswami Chettiar (1872–1918), second son of S. Rm. Muthiah Chettiar. Founder of Indian Bank. Member of the Madras Legislative Council (1909–12)
  • S. Rm. M. Annamalai Chettiar (1881–1948), youngest son of S. Rm. Muthiah Chettiar. Noted philanthropist and founder of Annamalai University. Second Nattukkottai Chettiar to be knighted, first being his nephew Sir M. Ct. Muthiah Chettiar. First Raja of Chettinad.

Third generation

  • R. Ramanathan Chettiar (1913–1995), son of S. Rm. Ramaswami Chettiar. Mayor of Madras (1951–52).
  • M. A. Muthiah Chettiar (1905–1980), politician, philanthropist and oldest son of S. Rm. Annamalai Chettiar. Politician of the Justice Party and provincial minister in the Madras Presidency (1936–37). First mayor of Madras city (1934–35) and founder of the Tamil Isai Movement. Kumarrajah (heir-apparent) (1929–48) and Raja (1948–84) of Chettinad.
  • M. A. Chidambaram (1918–2000),youngest son of S. Rm. Annamalai Chettiar. Industrialist and bureaucrat. Founder of Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation (SPIC) and President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) (1961–62). M. A. Chidambaram Stadium is named after him.
  • Lakshmi Achi (ca 1921 — 7 Jun 2013) daughter of S. Rm. Annamalai Chettiar.

Fourth generation

  • M. A. M. Muthiah (1929–1970), eldest son of M. A. Muthiah Chettiar. Industrialist.
  • M. A. M. Ramaswamy, (1931–2015) second son of M. A. Muthiah Chettiar. Politician and industrialist. Member of the Rajya Sabha.
  • A. C. Muthiah (b. 1940), son of M. A. Chidambaram. Industrialist and bureaucrat. President of the BCCI (1999–2001)
  • P. Chidambaram (b. 1944), son of Palaniappa Chettiar and Lakshmi Achi. Finance Minister and Home Minister(2004–2014)


M.CT. Pethachi father and son

M.CT. Pethachi

Shri M.Ct. Pethachi, the second son of the great visionary Shri M.Ct.M. C
hidambaram Chettyar has served as the Honorary Consul of Finland in South India for 21 years and was awarded the Finnish honour, Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland. The presentation was made by Ambassador for Finland in India Glen Lindholm at a private reception.

A Graduate of Purdue University, USA, M.CT.Pethachi, has vast commercial, industrial and agricultural experience over the years. Chairman and Director of several corporate companies, M.CT. Pethachi was on the Boards of the Indian Overseas Bank Ltd.; United India Fire & General Insurance Co. Ltd.; Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.; Madras Refineries Ltd.; and Tamil Nadu Synthetic Fibres Ltd.; and other Companies. He was Managing Director of Travancore Rayons Ltd. and past Chairman of the Indian Institute of Packaging (a body set up under the aegis of the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India); and President of the Asian Packaging Federation. He was also Member Emeritus, American Chemical Society, and Honorary Consul Emeritus, Finland. He manages a large coffee plantation in Karnataka.

President of the M.CT.M. Chidambaram Chettyar Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Mylapore, Chennai. President of M.Ct.M. Chidambaram Chettyar International School, Mylapore, Chennai. Also, President of M.CT.M.Chidambaram Chettyar Higher Secondary School in Kanadukathan, Sivaganga Dist., Tamil Nadu. (source)

M.CT.P. Chidambaram

Born on 11th August 1960, M.Ct.P.Chidambaram, did his schooling at the Doon School, Dehra Dun. He is a Commerce graduate from the Loyola College, Chennai, and an MBA from the Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, U.S.A. He hails from the renowned business family who were responsible for establishing the Indian Overseas Bank Ltd., the United India Insurance Companies, the Travancore Rayons Ltd., etc., long before the dawn of the Independence of India. His great grandfather, Late Sir M.Ct.Muthiah Chettyar, was one of the earliest dignitaries to be knighted in South India and was a member of the Indian Legislative Assembly, Delhi and Simla in the 1920’s. His grandfather, the late Rt. Hon. M.Ct.M. Chidambaram Chettyar, was a well-known personality, a leading businessman and industrialist of his times and was a member of the Viceroy’s Council of State in Delhi in the 1930’s. His father Sri M.CT.Pethachi, a reputed and well-known figure in the Industrial circles in South India, has been the Managing Director of the Travancore Rayons Ltd and also served as a Director and Chairman on the boards of several public limited companies, including the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd.

He is the Managing Director of Sivagami Commercial Company P. Ltd., which is a trading and distribution company dealing with various products. He is also connected as a Board member / Trustee of a few other companies and Trusts in India and Overseas. He was largely responsible for setting up the Sivagami Finance & Investments Ltd., on a firm foundation and managed it for 20 years till the family decided to divest its interest in the business.

Chidambaram is connected with the following institutions: (a) Hony. Secretary, M.Ct.M.Chidambaram Chettyar Matric Hr. Sec. School & International School, Chennai; and (b) Hony. Secretary, M.Ct.M.Chidambaram Chettyar Elementary and High School, Kanadukathan, PMT District, Tamilnadu. He is also a trustee of a few other family managed philanthropic trusts.

His interest in the field of education had led him to introduce various unique programmes in the above schools in Chennai and Kandadukathan, emphasizing all round development of the student. It was largely due to his efforts that the M.Ct.M. Chidambaram Chettyar International School opened its doors in 2009, as the first Indian school in Chennai to offer the world renowned International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme for the 11th & 12th Stds. He is associated with one of the leading schools for the learning disabled children in the city of Chennai, as a Trustee. He is also a member of the Managing Committee of Chennai’s first Amateur English Theatre Group — “The Madras Players”.

He is the Honorary Consul of Finland in South India. He is an active member of the Rotary Club of Madras, the Southern India Chamber of Commerce, the Young Presidents Organization. He was on the Steering Committee of the Green Building Congress 2010 — Chennai, organized by the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), part of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and was a member of the Managing Committee of the South India Hire Purchase Association. He was the Honorary Secretary and past member of the Managing Committee of the Madras Club besides being a member of most of the leading social clubs in Chennai. (source)

Leave a Reply