Sriperumbudur was a little-known village in the outskirts of Chennai, until the late Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by the LTTE while he was at the election Campinas in 1991. Seems like a fortune smiled on the town since Mr. Gandhi was assassinated in Sriperumbudur. It has turned into an industrial hub. Many car makers in India have factories in Sriperumbudur -- Hyundai, Ford, BMW, Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi, to name a few. I am pretty sure that my Nokia phone and our Dell laptops are made in the factory in Sriperumbudur.