Pulakeshinagar was earlier named as Frazer Town which was established in 1910. The town was named after the scholar Stuart Frazer, tutor of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV. In 1988, the BBMP renamed Fraser Town as Pulakeshinagar, after an ancient King which ruled the Deccan. However, the name has not caught on and continues to be popularly known as Fraser Town.
Frazer town is located in the North-East direction of Bengaluru. Fraser Town was established to de-congest the growing Bangalore Civil and Military Station (otherwise known as the Bangalore Cantonment).
The focusing feature of Frazer town is that it is a commercial cum residential area and the prominent roads linking this place to city hot spot are Promenade Road, Coles Road, Mosque Road, Madhavraya Mudaliar Road (M M Road), Robertson Road, Spencer Road, Tannery Road, and part of Wheeler Road.
This place holds a prominent position in commercial transaction as this town ship consists of many small scale and large scale industries, it also has IT / ITES firms like Empower India Incorporation Seo Company and so on. One of the famous place for the food lovers is Coles road since it has many restaurant and hotels.
Frazer Town is rich in greenery, it has years old trees and it is being protected to uphold environment safety and nature's beauty. Onee can also find the relics of past like that of the colonial bungalows of Gothic style and British architecture, stone building of Hajee Sir Ismail Sait Government Urdu Model Primary Boys and Girls School, nursery school.
The current MLA is Srnivas Murthy from JDS and he defetaed B.Prasanna Kumar of Congress.