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Gazulu Lakshminarasu Chetty CSI (1806–1868) was an Indian merchant and Indian independence and political activist who founded the Madras Native Association, one of the earliest Indian political associations, and the first Indian-owned newspaper in Madras, The Crescent. He was also the second Indian to be appointed a member of the Madras Legislative Council, succeeding V. Sadagopacharlu on his death.

Gazulu Chetty was born in 1806 to a wealthy indigo merchant Sidhulu Chetty in Madras and was closely related to T. R. A. Thumboo Chetty and was a gajula balija chetty merchant. On completion of his initial education, Chetty entered the family trade and succeeded as a businessman. He entered politics and devoted money for social and philanthropic causes.


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MNA  is a Non-Profit Organisation addresses public issues to Government and to higher authority to get justice for the people and make good surrounding to the people.

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