29 August 2011

New Stamp from India



Date of Issue : 29 August 2011

Image : Mansoor Bolar , Mangalore

India Post issued a commemorative  stamp today on Dr Madhav Shrihari Aney .Dr  Aney (29 August, 1880 - 26 January, 1968) was an Indian politician. He was one of the founder of the Congress Nationalist Party. He was one of the eminent disciples of Lokmanya Tilak apart from N C Kelkar, Kakasaheb Khadilkar and Gangadhar Deshpande.

In 1937, he was elected to the Central Legislative Assembly. During 1941-1943, he was a member of Governor General's Executive Council. He resigned in 1943, when the British Indian government refused to release Mahatma Gandhi, while he was on fast. He was the High Commissioner to Ceylon from 1943 to July, 1947. He joined the Constituent Assembly in 1947.

After Indian independence, Dr M S Aney was Governor of Bihar from 12 January 1948 to 14 June 1952 He was also a member of the 3rd Lok Sabha from 1962 to 1967, representing Nagpur constituency. He died on 26 January, 1968 evening, the very day he was honored with Padma Vibhushan. In 1973, he was posthumously honored with the Sahitya Akademi Award for Sanskrit for his Shritilakayashornava (1971), a Sanskrit biography of Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

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Mr Kennath Sequeira from Dubai shares here a nice souvenir sheet issued on a Match between Anand and Tapalov at FIDE World Chess Championship held last year in Sofia, Bulagaria. The souvenir sheet also bears the name of   Vishwanathan Anand, the greatest Indian Chess player .

Stamp dedicated to FIDE World Chess Championship – Anand - Topalov 2010 Match

                                                                                 - Kenneth Sequeira, Dubai, UAE


The World Chess Championship 2010 match pitted the defending world champion, Viswanathan Anand, against challenger Veselin Topalov, for the title of World Chess Champion. The match took place in Sofia, Bulgaria from April 24 to May 13, 2010. In a dramatic finish, Anand won the match 6½–5½ to retain the title.



Official  FDC


Private FDC


Vishwanathan Anand Chess Champion private Max-Card

The start of the match was delayed one day due to air travel disruptions caused by the volcanic ash emissions from Eyjafjallajökull. Anand was to fly from Frankfurt to Sofia on April 16 and was stranded because of the eruption. He asked for a three day postponement, which was refused by the organisers on April 19. Anand finally reached Sofia on April 20, after a 40-hour road journey. The first game was consequently delayed by one day.

Screen shot 2011-08-29 

The World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand received a gold medal, cup and a garland. Veselin Topalov received a silver medal and a cup. They also received a paintings from Darina Yaneva’s solo exhibition "The Chess Game", which was a part of the official program of the match.

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The Organizing Committee congratulated the world champion with his favorite Indian song.The prize fund of the match is 2 million EUR, of which 1.2 million are for the winner of the match, and 800 thousand EUR for the defeated player.

The postal articles (an envelope and а postage stamp) devoted to the match for the World Chess Championship "Anand-Topalov”

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