Damarla Chennapa Nayakadu
Damarla Chennapa Nayakadu was a Telugu ruler of Padma Nayaka[disambiguation needed] of Srikalahasti and Vandavasi who served as a general. The city of Chennai is named after him. The line of Nayakas were chieftains during the Vijayanagar empire and attained full power after its decline.
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