K. A. P. Viswanatham

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Anniversary of K.A.P. Viswanatham Pillai :

2644Issued by India

Issued on Nov 10, 2010

Issued for : India Post is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp on K. A. P. Viswanatham.

Credits :
Stamp
/FDC & Cancellation :
 Nenu Gupta

Type : StampMint condition

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 0.3 Million

Printing Process : Wet Offset

Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad

Name : K. A. P. Viswanatham Pillai 

Born on Nov 10, 1899 at Trichinopoly [now Tiruchirappalli], Madras Presidency, British India [now Tamil Nadu]

Died on Dec 19, 1994

About : 

  • Shri K.A.P. Viswanatham was born on 10th November 1899 to Shri Periyanna Pillai and Smt. Subbammal in Thiruchirapalli District of Tamil Nadu. He had no regular schooling, but learnt to write Tamil alphabets at the age of five. Out of his own efforts he learned Tamil literature.
  • Shri K. A. P. Viswanatham was a firm believer in Siddha medicines, an ancient medicine system evolved by Siddhas. He himself learned this system from traditional practitioners. He carried out extensive research and wrote several treatises on it.
  • He, by his persistent efforts, got the Tamil University created exclusively for the development of Tamil at Thanjavur. He visited Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, France, Arab countries, Germany and England.
  • Shri K. A. P. Viswanatham was a social thinker and worked for the upliftment of downtrodden. Recognising his yeomen service to society and valuable contribution to Tamil literature, he was awarded a Doctorate by two universities and made a member in each of their senates. He passed away on 19 December 1944.
  • Text : Based on materials provided by the proponent.

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