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A tribe of artisans and labourers who migrated from the State of Hyderabad during the end of eighteenth century and gave name to the area of kamathipura. The Kamathis, or construction workers from Andhra Pradesh arrived in Bombay and set up base. The region where they finally settled down was the low-lying unwanted area near present day Mahalaxmi railway station. That part of Bombay city became known as Kamathipura.