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The etymology is from a temple dedicated to Sangiliyandavar located in the area. Because of its close proximity to Ponmalai workshop and downtown of the city, retired railway employees from the workshop were the first people to set up their homes here, most of whom were the Anglo-Indians of Pinto Colony.
The area is famous for its contribution to Tamil Cinema and Aluminium metal works. Sangilyandapuram was the epicentre of Aluminium metal works in Tamil Nadu. Many metal workshops including Trichy Metals Ltd., has their presence here. With the advent of Stainless Steel the business started to lose its sheen and now only a few workshops dot the area.
M.R. Radha colony was the farmhouse of the famed actor M.R.Radha. He ran his Boys Company from here. Boys Company was an entry ticket to Tamil Cinema, some actors of Boys Company include Sivaji Ganesan, Ravichandran, Kaka Radhakrishnan etc. Siviaji ganesan while staying in his relative's house in Sangaliyandapuram was spotted by Boys Company and later moved to greater heights. The colony had a theatre, a practising dais and also the samadhi of M.R.Radha. Their famous children Radhika, Radha Ravi, Nirosha spent their early childhood here. Today it is completely demolished for development of real estate properties.
Sangilyandapuram has a church (St.Theresa's,Thersalpuram), a mosque and many temples. Seven Dollars Convent is the only school in the area. Today Sangliyandapuram is famous for trading of woods and plywoods. Many wholesale dealers and woods works have their shops here. Issues of personal hygiene are being highlighted in the area.
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