Postal Stamp Image : T.R. CHOUDHARY 1233 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 13/02/1987
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.60
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1233
Postal Stamp Name : T.R. CHOUDHARY
Stamp Information : The Kaviraju (As he is popularily known in Andhra Pradesh), a fearless freedom fighter, a great native poet and an uncompromising rationalist, was born in a farmer's family in village Angarulu, Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, on the 15th January, 1887. His entire family comprised on literati and in his childhood, he wanted to learn Sanskrit, but was put of by the traditonal pandits. Shri Ramaswamy's zeal and quest led him to the study of sanskrit and to a very thorough understanding and critical study and analysis of the Vedas, Upanishads, Puranas and Itihaas. He concluded that he decadence of hindu society was due to misinterpretation of our great Indian texts and that there is no sanction for the caste system or for untouchability and that it is the vested and self interest of the privileged section of the society that has been keeping millions in ignorance, illiteracy, superstitious beleifs and degraded status. He took to intensive and extensive propagation of reform through his poetry, dramas, lengthy dissertations and extensive discourses. He used his considerable literacy talents to write beautifully in Telugu to lead people to rational thought. His works on Bhagwad Gita, Soota Purana, Sambukavadha Khooni Rana Pratap and Kurukshetra Sangramam stirred the masses to rational thought and action. He saw that social reform and awakening of the masses were inextricably linked up with the freedom movement. His songs and Satakas inspired people to aprticipate in Gandhiji's Satyagrah Movements. He demystified the marriage rituals by writing in Telugu Vivaha Vidhi and conducting the remarriage in a simple, meaningful way and also preserving the solomnity and dignity that our ancients had built into the Hindu MArriage. 2. He studied inLondon and Dublin to become a BAr-at-law but gave up his lucrative practice to propagate social reform through his talents. As Chairman of Tanali Municipality, he put and end to all irrational and traditional practics and rituals like animal sacrifices and superstitious observatons, unmindful of popularity, but upholding his beliefs and rational thought. He died in 1943. The Prime Minister Shri Rajiv GAndhi paid a tribute to him for his patriotic, reformist and litearry contributions and the Government of Andhra Pradesh installed his statue as one of the Telugu greats, on the picturesque Tank Bund in Hyderabad. The Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative stamp on Kaviraju Tripuraneni Ramaswamy Chowdary in the series of "India's struggle for freedom".
Philatelic Stamp Description : The 60p multi colour stamp has been designed by India Security Press, Nashik Raod. The First DAy Cover has been dsigned by Shri Shankara Samantha. The cancellation has been designed by Miss Nenu Bagga.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 x 2.73 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.71 x 2.3 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 40
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked P.G. Matt coated paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 10,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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