One more in the stamp of Chennai series - like the rest of the posts in this blog a random selection. But the combination of pics here is the fall out of a piece of information that was new to me, when I heard it in January 2006, when the AVM stamp was released. The stamp to commemorate AV. Meiyappan, who started AVM studios. He was one of the persons responsible for so many of Bharatiar's songs being popularised in movies.
He purchased the copyright of Mahakavi Bharatiar's songs for Rs 10,000 from another individual who had bought it for Rs 600. AVM then used many of the songs in his movie `Naam Iruvar' (we two) released in January 1947. Then he donated the copyrights to the Tamil Nadu Government.
This I heard at a presentation on AVM studios by his son Mr AV.M. Saravanan.