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