Postal Stamp Image : M.G. RAMACHANDRAN 1400 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 17/01/1990
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.60
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1400
Postal Stamp Name : M.G. RAMACHANDRAN
Stamp Information : Dr. M.G. Ramachandran Dr. M.G. ramachandran, endearingly known as MGR, was born on 17th January, 1917, at Kandy, Sri Lanka, to Marudhar Gopalan and Satyabhama. After his father's death, MGR settled with his family at Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu. He could not pursue his studies beyond the primary stage and joined a drama troupe. Gaining considerable experience on stage, he entered the world of cinema, and gradually rose to enviable positions by persistent efforts and endurance. He became a great actor, director and producer. The Government of India honoured him with the national Award for the Best Actor for his acting in the film "Rickshakaran" in 1972. In 1953, MGR joined the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam. He became a member of the state Legislative Council in 1962. He was first elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly in 1967, and subsequently in the elections of 1971, 1977, 1980 and 1984. In 1972, he founded the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK), which contested and won the subsequent elections. In 1977, he became the first film actor in India to be the Chief Minister of a state. He continued as Chief Minister of the rest of hislife. He was a popular Chief Minister and one ofthe most charismatic politicians of the country. Alwaysthe first to personally offer relief in disasters and calamities like fire, flood, drought, cyclone, etc., he was the first donar during theChinese aggression of 1962, donating Rs. 75,000/= to the war fund. He founded the tamil University, MGR Medical University and the Women's University in tamil Nadu. In 1983, the madras University conferred on him, honoris causa, the degree of Deoctor of Laws. MGRhad travelled extensively and visited Sri Lanka, Burma,Singapore, Japan, Hong-Kong, France, Mexico, USA and USSR. MGR passed away on 24 December, 1987. He was posthumously aarded the "Bharat Ratna" by the President of India. Text: Courtesy Goverment of Tamil Nadu.
Philatelic Stamp Description : Design of the stamp is based on the photograph of MGR supplied by the TN Govt. The dsign of First Day Cover, depicting the samadhi of MGR at Madra has also been supplied by the TN Govt.. Cancelation has ben designed by 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 : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive Gravure coated stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 10,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Red Brown
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