During his tenure he successfully completed the project of bringing water from the Thambirabarani River to Tuticorin Town. His statue is in heart of the town today.
Rao Bahadur Cruz Fernandez was a social thinker and a reformer. As a philanthropist he did many services to the Thoothukudi Municipality. Cruz Fernandez, The Municipal Chairman of Thoothukudi town was responsible for bringing water from vallanad to Tuticorin. The man who inspired the present generation to do something worth mentioning for the welfare of the society was Rao Bahadur Cruz Fernandez. Mr. John Santa Cruz Fernandez’s second son Rao Bahadur Cruz Fernandez was born on 15 November 1869. He married his sister-in-law Mrs. Thopias Mary and had four sons, three daughters. He named his eldest son as John. Except his firth girl child, he lost all his children. She was Mrs. Lilly Cruz Fernandez. He brought up his only daughter with lots of love and care. She was brought up with good care, good education and good manners, and she was a God fearing child too. He along with his daughter lived with his brother’s family until she attained puberty. After that, he built an own house for himself under the counseling of Mr. Gnanathickam, a civil engineer, after removing the cowshed, horse stable and servant quarters and named it as ‘LILY LODGE’ in remembrance of his only living daughter and... Read More