Dr. V. Shantaram

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of V. Shantaram :

I1874 Dr. V. Shantaram [India Stamp 2001]ssued 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

About : 

  • 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.

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