Postal Stamp Image : DR.RAJAH SIR MUTHIAH CHETTIAR 1281 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 21/12/1987
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.60
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1281
Stamp Information : Dr. Rajah Sir Mutiah Chettiar Dr. Rajah Sir Mutiah Chettiar was born on 5th August 1905, son of Dr. Rajah Sir Annamalai Chettiar a distinguished member of the NAttukkottai Nagarthar community. He studied mostly in MAdras, graduating from the Pressidency College in 1922. He then went to Burma on his family's business, acquiring expertise in banking. He became a member of Madras Legislative Council, representing the South Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry with which he was associated for 50 years, and was elected its President in 1941. He was appointed member of the Provincial Banking Enquiry Committee (1931). In 1929, he became a member of the Corporation of Madras and was elected Mayor in 1933 and 1934. In 1943 he was elected president of the Federation of the Indian Chambers of Commerce and industry. He was associated with the Imperial Bank of India (now th State Bank of India) and the Indian Bank. Interest in education was part of the family heritage. He was associated with his father in making Sri Minakshi College, Chidambaram the nucleus of a university. While pursuing his political career as Chief Whip and Legislative Assembly Chairman of the Justice Party, he retained his interest in education. In 1936 he was appointed Minister-in-Charge of education, Public Health and Excise, and was also the pro-Chancellor of Madras University for over a year. He remained on the Board of Management of the Pachaiyappa's Charities for 33 years. He was also on the Syndicate of the Madras University and the Board of Management of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, for some years. In 1948 he became Pro-Chancellor of Annamalai University which expanded to include the faculties of Education, Fine Arts, Culture, Law and Medicine. Two UGC Centres of Advanced Study in MArine Biology and Linguistics came into being. The Engineering and Technology Department developed into a Post-Graduate Centre. The Muthiah Polytechnic, Annamalainagar. and the Annamalai Polytechnic, Chettinad, were established. He was interested in the study of Tamil language and literature, Tamil music and culture. His ervices to the cause of Tamil earned him the title of 'Tamil Isai Kavalar'. He earned the reputation of being a sensitive Parliamentarian, impartial and balanced, as a leader of the opposition in 1939 and when he held charge of Local Administration and Hindu Religious Endowments. He was knighted in 1941. In 1946 he was elected member of the Constituent Assembly at New Delhi. In the world of business he was an important figure, holding such positions as Chairman of Chettinad Cement Corporation Ltd., Madras, Madura Coats Ltd., Consolidated Coffee Ltd., Coorg, ad Coonoor Tea Estate, Conoor, among others. He passed away on 12th May, 1984 in MAdras. leaving an impressive record of interests and achievements.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The 60p stamp has been designed by India Security Press, Nashik Road. The first day cover has been prepared by Shri R.N. Pasricha & the cancellation by Smt. Alka Sharma.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.55 X 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
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 : Grey
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