Passport of Ramasamy Chettiar, Citizen of Malaysia

The region of Chettinad in Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu is the region of origin of the Chettiar community of business or the Vaishya caste. The Nagarattar Chettiars are am ong the early Indian migrants to the Southeast Asian region with business establishments in Vietnam, Myanmar, Malaysia and Singapore. Their migration and establishment of money lending business in Singapore-Malaya in particular are of special significance to the Indian Heritage Centre (IHC). Their presence in the Straits Settlements can be traced to the early 18th century onwards. This is a collection of travel documents, photographs and horoscopes from the family of Ramasamy Chettiar.

Date/Period
Issued on 18 Oct 1967
Region
Kuala Lumpur
Dimension
Object Size: 15.1 x 10.5 x 0.7 cm
Accession No.
2016-00190
Collection of
Indian Heritage Centre
Credit Line
Gift of Professor Karunanithy
Category
Documents and Paper