Kotamaraju Rama Rao

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of K. Rama Rao :

1583 K. Rama Rao [India Stamp 1997]Issued by India

Issued on Nov 9, 1997

Issued for : The Department of Posts is privileged to issue a commemorative postage stamp to mark the birth centenary celebration of Late Shri Kotamaraju Rama Rao.

Credits : Rama Rao Birth Centenary Celebrations Committee

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, Nasik

Name : Kotamaraju Rama Rao

Born on Nov 9, 1896

Died on May 24, 1953

About : 

  • Rama Rao was a founder of the Indian Federation of Working Journalists (IFWJ) and gave evidence before the first Press Commission on the status of newspaper industry in India.
  • An eminent freedom-fighter, parliamentarian and journalist, late Shri Kotamaraju Rama Rao was admired by many national leaders as a patriot of impeccable integrity and great courage. Mahatma Gandhi described Rama Rao as a “Fighting Editor”, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and C. Rajagopalachari also hailed him as an outstanding editor. Kotamaraju Rama Rao was elected to India’s First Rajya Sabha (1952) from undivided Madras State and he was the First-ever Advisor on Plan Publicity to the Nehru Government in 1956. He also authored several books. Rama Rao died on 9th March 1961.

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