Tanjore Vilviah Sambasivam Pillai
A commemorative postage stamp on T.V. Sambasivam Pillai, a Tamil scholar in Siddha medicine [a part of the series ‘Master Healers of AYUSH Systems of healthcare‘] :
Issued by India
Issued on Aug 30, 2019
Issued for : Department of Posts is pleased to issue Commemorative Postage Stamps to acknowledge the contribution made by these Master Healers of AYUSH of modern era.
Stamp/FDC/Brochure/Cancellation Cachet : Based on inputs received from proponent, developed by Smt. Alka Sharma
Type : Sheetlet, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 300000
Mix sheets Printed : 60280
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : India Security Press, Nashik
Name : Tanjore Vilviah Sambasivam Pillai
Born on 19 Sep, 1880 at Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Died on 12 Nov, 1953 at Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
- AYUSH systems of healthcare form the foundation of India’s Medical Heritage. These systems are not merely sciences of disease and drug, but have their conceptual spheres touching every aspect of life. Path-finding visionaries have appeared in each of the different streams of AYUSH systems at different times in history and made valuable contributions to the growth and development of respective practices.
- Department of Posts is bringing out Commemorative Postage Stamps on 12 such Master Healers from different streams of AYUSH systems.
- T. V. Sambasivam Pillai: He authored the “Siddha Cyclopaedic Medical Dictionary”, a mammoth work of unprecedented scale and erudition. It extends over 5 volumes with around 87,000 words and is one of the most treasured and impactful works in Siddha medicine. It is also believed to be one of the greatest achievements in the encyclopaedia history of India. T.V. Sambasivam Pillai is revered as the “Legend of Siddha Cyclopaedic Medical Dictionary” by the scholars of Siddha medicine.
- Text : Based on information received from the proponent.