20 April 2012

New Stamp from India..


R. Venkataraman


Date of Issue : 18 April 2012

Image : Mansoor B. Mangalore


President Pratibha  Patil released a commemorative postage stamp of the former President of India, R. Venkataraman at Rashtrapati Bhawan, in New Delhi on Wednesday. Also seen are Union Minister for Communication and IT, Kapil Sibal and Venkataraman's daughter, Lakshmi Venkataraman Venkatesan. – The Hindu

Ramaswamy Venkataraman 4 December 1910 – 27 January 2009) was an Indian lawyer, Indian independence activist and politician who served as a Union minister and as the eighth President of India.

Venkataraman was born in Rajamadam village in Tanjore district, Madras Presidency. He studied law and practised in the Madras High Court and the Supreme Court of India. In his young age, he was an activist of the Indian independence movement and participated in the Quit India Movement. He was appointed member of the Constituent Assembly and the provisional cabinet. He was elected to Lok Sabha four times and served as Union Finance Minister and Defence Minister. In 1984, he was elected the seventh Vice-President of India and in 1987, he became the 8th President of India and served from 1987 to 1992. He also served as a State minister under K. Kamaraj and M. Bhaktavatsalam.

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New pictorial cancellation from Germany

A pictorial  cancellation featuring  a goat will be available on May 27th,2012, in Kaltennordheim, Germany . Interested  philatelists in the cancellation may contact Wolfgang Beyer,Vice Chairman of the German Collector Group ArGe ZOOLOGIE. Mail: Wolfgang.Beyer1@polizei.sachsen.de .Postage rates are 0,75 Euro AIRMAIL or 2,80 Euro REGISTERED AIRMAIL.

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