Sigappi Illam is a centre for the aged with state-of-the-art facilities to provide a ‘home away from home’ experience to the residents. The facility comprises of six blocks with good amenities to encourage interaction among residents and to involve them in community oriented activities. “Chettinad Paroupakaaram Foundation,” the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of the Chettinad Group, has built "Sigappi Illam" in memory of Ms Sigappi Achi, wife of M.A.M. Ramasamy. The illam stands a on 7.2 acres of land near Karaikudi in Tamil Nadu.