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Your sorrow will be turned into joy


IRAIYANBU ILLAM is the sweet home of CHELLIAHS, in a posh residential area, Secretariat Colony, at the banks of the serene Retteri, Kolathur of the Chennai City.  Here, the elderly CHELLIHS provide safe and comfortable residence  to the elders on the basis of rental agreement.  Parents of the NRIs who, find  difficult to live alone in their homes are given preference by the CHELLIAHS who themselves were once NRIs. Elders coming from various family backgrounds live here in single or shared room, in an atmosphere of peace, that surpasses all our understanding. As the Tamil word IRAIYANBU denotes, the Love of God is bestowed upon the  CHELLIAHS and every member of this family takes personal care with empathy. 


Whenever we stay outside of our relations and friends we give preference for safety and security on one side and facilities on the other side. The Secretariat Colony of Retteri – Kolathur, a posh and beautiful colony, situated very near to Perambur Railway station and Koyambedu Bus stand offers facilities of the Chennai City in a pleasant and peaceful environment of a natural lake called Retteri. The IRAIYANBU ILLAM is at the bank of Retteri, in a building of architectural excellence owned by the family of Chelliahs. It is being monitored round the clock by CCTV cameras, with an eye on security. It is true our loving parents may not ask for the love they have given us. Nevertheless, it is our duty to share our love and protect our parents when they are alone. Our IRAIYANBU ILLAM is filled with this spirit of LOVE – the most valuable gift of God and here we serve your parents as our own.


Iraiyanbu Home is open for:

1. Elderly women from all walks of life.
2. All working women.
3. Retired persons who wish to be alone.

4. Those who wish to stay away from their        families.
5. Sisters, Spinsters, Separated women and     all who seek for security.
6. Women who wish to stay away in town         for a short period.
7. And those who wish to live in peace.


Iraiyanbu Home provides:

1. Sharing AC and non AC rooms

2. Hygienic kitchen and spacious dining 


3. Vegetarian food & Non-Vegetarian food.

4. Prayer hall / Meditation room

5. Televisions, newspapers, magazines and 


6. Monthly medical check-ups.

7. Friendly security staff.

Meet The Team

Gershom Chelliah


The Founder of THE TRUST OF CHELLIAHS that takes care of the residents is Gershom Chelliah. Once an NRI and now a free lance Evangelist for the Christian community and a long standing President in a secular society, he offers his free service round the clock.

Lydia Chelliah


Lydia Yesodha Chelliah is the back bone of the IRAIYANBU ILLAM and the Treasurer of The Trust of Chelliahs. She had served in the grade of a Senior Nursing Officer for the Ministry of Health in the Kingdom of Bahrain, for 35 long years and came home to serve the elders free of cost.

Jeremy Paul Chelliah

Holder of three first class PG degrees from the University of Madras, this day scholar Jeremy Paul Chelliah serves all mothers as his own and serves the society as serving God Almighty.

Alice Chelliah

A graduate of Computer Science with administrative experience, Alice Chelliah serves here as a benevolent Care Supervisor for all who seek peace and protection.

If you have got any question or would like to have more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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