Dr. C. Vijiaraghavachariar

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Anniversary of Chakravarti Vijayaraghavachariar, the Lion of South India :

1629 C. Vijiaraghavachariar [India Stamp 1998]Issued by India

Issued on Jun 18, 1998

Issued for : The Department of Posts pays homage to the freedom fighter by issuing this stamp in his memory.

Credits :
Stamp
 : ISP Nashik Road
FDC : Smt. Nenu Gupta
Cancellation : Smt. Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Single Colour

Denomination : 200 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in reels 47 cms. width

Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

Name : Chakravarti Vijayaraghavachariar

Born on Jun 18, 1852 at Pon Vilaindha Kalathur, Chengalpattu district, Madras Presidency, British India

Died on Apr 19, 1944

About : 

  • He was also in the vanguard of the opposition to the Simon Commission that toured the country in 1929. He took an active part in the Committee that met under Motilal Nehru to frame the Constitution for India.
  • In many aspects, Vijiaraghavachariar was very much ahead of his times. He advocated post-puberty marriage for women and also the right of the daughter to have a share in her father’s property. He advocated the much-needed change in the Hindu law at a time when any talk about it was a taboo. He was a champion of the depressed classes. He rendered great assistance to Swami Sharathananda in his work connected with the Antiuntouchability League.
  • The voice of the Lion of South India was stilled when he passed away very peacefully on 19th April 1944.
  • Text : National Biographic.

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