Friday, October 06, 2006


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Stamps and year of issue (L to R) ROW 1: University of Madras - Centenary of Indian Universities, 1957; Thiruvalluvar - Philosopher, saint, poet 2nd-1st century BC, 1960; Subramania Bharati-Poet, freedom fighter, 1960; High Court of Madras - Centenary of High Courts, 1962; Srinivasa Ramanujan - Mathematician, 1962; Dr Annie Besant - Theosophist, 1963.
ROW 2: St Thomas, 1964; Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan - philosoper, educationist and diplomat, 1967; 2nd International conference and seminar on tamil studies - 1968; Kasinadhuni Nageswara Rao - journalist, 1969; C.N. Anna Durai- politician, 1970; V.S. Srinivasa Sastri - educationist, 1970; Sir C.V. Raman - educationist, 1971; Tanguturi Prakasam - freedom fighter and the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, 1972.
ROW 3: Church on St Thomas Mount, 1973; C. Rajagopalachari - Statesman, 1st Indian Governor General of India, 1973; Kandukuri Veeresalingam - social reformer, 1974; V.V. Giri - 4th President of India, 1974; Theosophical Society Emblem - centenary, 1975; Bicentenary of 16th light infantry (Vijayanta Tank), 1976; K. Kamaraj - politician, 1976; E.V. Ramasami - Social Reformer, 1978.

Madras in Stamps - 2

A series of five images that show a collection of commemorative stamps on topics that directly relate to Madras and Chennai. Starting from 1957 with the stamp of the Senate House of the University of Madras (Check out Stamp of Chennai - 8), which I think was the first on a Madras subject post-independence, up to the stamp on L.V. Prasad, the founder of Prasad Studios.
They are all here - Educational insitutions, academics, religious leaders, philosophers, politicians, actors and industrialists, and stamps of statues, buildings, monuments and industries - and the list will grow.
Apart from this there are also the special commemorative covers, which I will post at some later date.
If any more stamps need to be added please point out the ones left out.
These images will be the topics I hope to post in the Stamps of Chennai series with pics and additional information.
Madras in Stamps - 2 Posted by Picasa

Stamps and year of issue (L to R). ROW 1: C. Rajagopalachari - taking oath as Governor General, 1978; Rajah Annamalai Chettiar - banker and educationist, 1980; Bicentenary of Madras Sappers, 1980; Map of South East Asia showing Madras and Penang linked by the Indian Ocean Commonwealth Submarine Cable, 1981; Durgabai Deshmukh - Social Reformer, 1981; Madras Medical College, 1985; Bicentenary of Madras General Post Office, 1986.
BLOCK of four stamps shows early congress leaders.
ROW 2: S. Satyamurti - Congress leader, Martyr, 1987; Madras Christian College, 1987; J. Krishnamurti - philosopher, 1987; Rukmini Devi & Dancer - exponent of art and culture, educationist, 1987.
ROW 3: Dr Rajah Sir Muthiah Chettiar - educationist and philathropisy, 1987; B.N. Rau - architech of Indian constitution (and a genius mathematician), 1988.

Madras in Stamps - 3

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Stamps and year of issue (L to R) ROW 1: Bishnu Ram Medhi - politician, 1989; Dr S. Radhakrishnan, 1989; P. Subbarayan - patriot and politician, Founder President Indian Cricket Control Board, 1989; M.G. Ramachandran - actor, politician, 1990; Dr S.R. Ranganathan and Madras University Library, Father of Library Science, 1992; Bicentenary of 4th Battalion (Wallajahbad Light Infantry), The Madras Regiment, 1994; Bicentenary of the Institute of Mental Health, Madras, 1994.
ROW 2: 200 years of College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras (It is now Anna University), 1994; Field Marshall Cariappa, 1995; Pasumpon Muthuramalingam Thevar, 1995; Muhammad Ismail Sahib - politician, 1996; Chemabai, Vaidyanatha Bhagavathar - musician, 1996; St Andrew's Church, Egmore, Madras, 1997; Rukmini Lakshmipathy - patriot and Social Reformer, 1997; Kotamaraju Rama Rao - Freedom fighter, journalist, 1997.
ROW 3: Dr Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya - patriot and journalist, 1997; Jerome D' Souza and Cathedral - educationist and statesman, 1997; Dr C. Vijayaraghavachariar - patriot, lawyer and social reformer, 1998; Centenary of Connemara Public Library, 1998; 40 years of Defence Research and Development Organisation (tank in stamp is Arjun - Main Battle Tank manufactured at Avadi, Madras), 1999; P. S. Kumaraswamy Raja and Gandhi Kala Mandiram - politician, 1999; Kalki R. Krishnamurthy - patriot and tamil writer, 1999.

Madras in Stamps - 4

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Stamps and year of issue (L to R). ROW 1: Musiri Subramania Iyer - Modern master of music, 1999; P. Kakkan and symbol of agriculture, 1999; Potti Sriramulu - activist, 2000; Dr Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao - actor, politician and reformer, 2000; Diwan Bahadur R. Srinivasan - leader of depressed classes, 2000; C. Sankaran Nair - lawyer, 2001; Sivaji Ganesan - Actor and cultural ambassador, 2001.
ROW 2: Bharathidasan - Tamil Poet, 2001; Bicentenary of Indian Ordnance Factories (tank Ajeya), 2002; T.T. Krishnamachari - economist and social reformer, 2002; Palace of Chandragiri Fort, 2002; Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao - freedom fighter, playback singer and music director, 2003.
ROW 3: 151 anniversary of Madras Museum, 2003; Tricentenary of the 9th battalion of Madras Regiment, 2004; Murasoli Maran - writer and statesman, 2004; Thiruthuraipoondi Subramanian Srinivasan (S.S. Vasan) - film maker and media baron, 2004; K. Subramanyam - film maker, 2004; A.M.M. Murugappa Chettiar - industrialist, 2005.

Madras in Stamps - 5

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Stamp and year of issue (L to R) ROW 1: Dr. T.S. Soundaram, 2005; M.S. Subbulakshmi, 2005; Kavimani Desiga Vinayagam Pillai, 2005; Integral Coach Factory, 2005; Vi. Kalyanasundaranar, 2005.
ROW 2: State Bank of India, 2005; N.M.R. Subbaraman, 2005; AV. Meiyappan, 2006; Devaneya Pavanar, 2006; Dr U.V. Swaminatha Iyer, 2006.
ROW 3: Tamilavel Umamaheswarar, 2006; Thirumuruga Kirubananda Variyar, 2006; Gemini Ganesan, 2006; M. Singaravelar, 2006; Ma. Po. Sivagnanam, 2006; University of Madras, 2006; L.V. Prasad, 2006.
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