A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Anniversary of Chakravarti Vijayaraghavachariar, the Lion of South India :
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.
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
- 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 Anti–untouchability League.
- The voice of the Lion of South India was stilled when he passed away very peacefully on 19th April 1944.
- Text : National Biographic.