V. G. Suryanarayana Sastriar

A commemorative postage stamp on Parithimar Kalaignar (Dravida Sastri) :

2284 V. G. Suryanarayana Sastriar [India Stamp 2007]Issued by India

Issued on Aug 17, 2007

Issued for : The Department of Posts is pleased to issue a commemorative postage stamp on V. G. Suryanarayana Sastriar (Parithimar Kalaignar).

Credits :
Stamp & FDC : Brahm Prakash
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 0.4 million

Printing Process : WetOffset

Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad

Name : V. G. Suryanarayana Sastri (Parithimar Kalaignar)

Born on Aug 11, 1870 at Vilacheri, near Thirupparankundram, Madura District, British India

Died on Nov 2, 1903 at Madras, British India

About : 

  • In November 1902 in Chenthamil publication he wrote in the editorial that Tamil is a classical language (Uyar thani chemozhi). He was Editor-in-Chief for Gnanapothini. He wrote many novels, prose, essays, poems such as Roopavathy, Srimaniya Sivanar history, Chithirakavi Vilakkam, Kalavathy, Pavalar Virunthu, Mathivanan, Tamil Pulavar history and Tamil Viyasankal etc.
  • He died on 2nd November, 1903 but his contribution to the enrichment of Tamil language and literature remains his legacy.
  • Text : Based on material provided by the proponent.

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