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Thangaraj Anna Has Been Selling Quirky Umbrellas On The Street For 10 Years!

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Choose from over 50 umbrellas starting INR 100 that Thangaraj anna sells by the roadside in Cenotaph Road. 

What Makes It Awesome

If you’re traveling via Cenotaph Road, you cannot miss this sight; 10 umbrellas showcased by the roadside and 10 others propped up on the compound railing. These umbrellas are of three sizes: small, medium, and super large! Thangaraj Anna has been selling them for the past 10 years over six areas including Kasturi Rangan Road, Besant Nagar, Adayar, and T. Nagar. 

Fashion trends have changed now and Thangaraj anna knows that well, so he updates his collections every five days. He has printed umbrellas that come from Jaipur and has quirky patterns on them - (think wildflowers and stars to Chotta Bheem and Pikachu). There are plenty of umbrellas with illustrations of English words on them, like bam, pow, it’s like they are straight out of a comic book! They have the usual single coloured umbrellas as well. But why go for that when you have the VIBGYOR option - also goes well with the recent 377 verdict, huh? Simple polka dots, or camouflage, he has a variety of designs to choose from. The small ones start at INR 100 and the large ones cost INR 200. 

What Could Be Better

Locating Thangaraj anna can be a task. He doesn't have a name for the shop so contacting him is the only way out. 


Besides the handful umbrellas opened and showcased on the street, there are lots in the two baskets near the pavement. Don’t forget to check those out, too!