A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of V. Shantaram :
Issued by India
Issued on Nov 17, 2001
Issued for : The Department of Posts is privileged to issue a commemorative stamp on the birth centenary of this great film maker and director.
Designed by : Sankha Samanta
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Watermark : No
Colour : Four Colour
Denomination : 400 Paise
Overall size : 2.90 x 3.91 cms.
Printing Size : 2.90 x 3.91 cms.
Perforation : 13.5 x 13.5 with elliptical hole on each 3.91 mm sides
Stamps Printed : 0.4 million
Number per issue sheet : 40
Printers : Calcutta Security Printers Ltd.
Name : Shantaram Rajaram Vankudre
Born on Nov 18, 1901 at Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India
Died on Oct 30, 1990 at Mumbai, India
- In an illustrious career spanning over 7 decades, Dr. V. Shantaram (1901-1990) created 105 films and used the medium of cinema to advocate social messages, winning the acclaim of both connoisseurs and commoners. Hailing from Kolhapur in Maharashtra, Shantaram’s initiation into cinema was through the Maharashtra Film Company of Babu Rao Painter, one of the great pioneers of Indian cinema. Initially a mere studio hand, he progressed through hard work to become a filmmaker. In 1992, Shantaram and some friends launched their own concern called Prabhat Film Company, which steadily grew in reputation and became a major force in Indian cinema.