12 June 2020


Commodore Anil Kumar Dhir, passed away on 8th June in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. He was about eighty years of age. Commodore Dhir was an Electrical Officer from Submarines and  was part of the commissioning crew of INS Vela and INS Kursura. He was an avid philatelist and had designed the stamp on the occasion of 250th Anniversary of Naval Dockyard Bombay in 1986.

His article A Facet of Naval Philately and Naval Submarines  is available on following link :

An article was also published in Rainbow Stamp Club  on Naval Philatelic Society of India giving a reference about his philatelic exhibit on ships.

Philatelic Community of India recently lost two great philatelists, Commodore  Anil Kumar Dhir and Shri Anil Kumar Pujara. Our deepest condolences to family members of  Commodore  Dhir and Shri Anil Pujara . RIP.....

Punyashlok,Anil Pujara, Philatelist shall always remain immortal.His sudden demise in this early age has given a great shock to the Philatelic world.Through his passion and love for his hobby of Philately, he became well acquainted and respected within the philatelic fraternity of the country. 

He was an active member of JPG group and also associated with Phila Mirror news. Till his last breath on 8th June, he remains connected to his hobby.  He retired as senior  manager from Union Bank of India He is survived by his wife, son and two daughters. Philatelists of the country pay their tributes and homage to this pious soul.


Pradip Jain FRPSL
Pragya Jain
Philatelist, Patna
Member:Philatelic Congress of India | India Study Circle| Royal Philatelic Society, London

His last Post 

Shri Anil Kumar Pujara was  writing a regular post on Unique stamps on FB...He wrote his  Last Post  on 6th June which I am giving here...and also one written on 5th June.

6 June 2020

In the year 2017, Canada Post issued a beautiful souvenier sheet to falicitate Canadian Hockey Legends. The trophy in the gutter is made of Silver. It is replica of original trophy. The replica has been carved out with complete n minute details of original trophy.
This sheet is so beautiful n delicate that I have not till date removed it from protector cover n holding it with original packing. Even now the pack is taken like that. I hope India Post also one day brings such like philatelic product.
Till then let us enjoy with foreign issues.

5 June 2020

In the year 2013, Switzerland Post issued this beautiful miniature sheet having round stamp made of Gold. It was really tough to get this but somehow I could manage to get one piece for my collection. Certificate of Authenticity was also given (image shared) A nice piece to have it in collection n pleasure to share.

Memories with  Shri Anil Kr, Pujara

Very active Philatelist Mr. Anil Kumar Pujara taken last breath on 8th June 2020 night at his residence at Gurgaon after severe heart attack. He was 62 years of age. He was retired from the services of Union Bank of India after serving at so many places including Rewa, Patna, Chandigarh, Gurgaon etc. His specialized collections were Joint issues, FDC of M/sheets, Great Britain etc. He was also a Philatelic writer and was regularly contributing his articles in different blogs.

He was associated with many Philatelic Societies including Central India Philatelic Society. I am sharing a photograph of meeting of Central India Philatelic Society organised at my residence at Satna (M.P.). In this photo he is addressing the meeting .

May God rest his soul in peace

- Sudhir Jain

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