You can read here exhaustive list of all English street names in Madras tracing their origins by Mr.Sriram V

Alwarpet Area names can be read here in the post on the Tour of Alwarpet

T.Nagar is named after Justice Party leader Sir P. Theagaraya Chetty (more street name origins can be seen in the wikipedia article)

Habibullah Road is named after Sir Muhammad Habibullah, Diwan of Travancore

Usman Road in T.Nagar is named Mohammed Usman

Kidwai Nagar in West Mambalam is named after Mr.Rafi Ahmed Kidwai (Indian’s first Communication minister)

In Radhakrishnan Salai where today Chola Sheraton Hotel is there, there was Tilak House where Gandhiji while staying there had discussed with Rajaji in 1919 to protest against Rowlatt bill, announced for the first time the launching of Satyagraha (Page 225, Madras Rediscovery by Mr.S.Muthaiah)

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