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 Sheik Thambi Pavalar

Sheik Thambi Pavalar

A commemorative postage stamp on Sathavathani Sheikh Thambi Pavalara Tamil poet and scholar :

செய்கு தம்பி பாவலர்Issued by India

Issued on Dec 31, 2008

Issued for : The Department of Posts is proud to release a commemorative postage stamp on Sheik Thambi Pavalar.

Credits :
 : India Security Press, Nasik
FDC & Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik

Name : Sheikh Thambi Pavalar

Born on Jul 31, 1874 at Edalakudy, Kanyakumari district, Tamil Nadu, India

Died on Feb 13, 1950

About : 

  • In one of the public meetings presided by Itta Parthasarathy Naidu he was conferred the title of Pavalar at the age of twenty-seven.
  • Sheik Thambi Pavalar gained widespread popularity after his manifestation of ‘Arupta’ of Ramalinga Adigalar as ‘Arupta’. He performed ‘Sodasavadanam’ on one Friday in 1906 in front of the Arippu Street Juma Masjid. At the end of the function Sadavadanam Subramonia Iyer conferred the title of Mahamadi (intellectual giant) and the president of the function conferred the title of Sadavadani on him.
  • Several other titles, like Devamirtha Prasanka Kalanchiya, Tamil Perunkadal, Kalai Kadal, Allama etc., were conferred on him.
  • In 1907, he married Mohamed Fathima Beevi at Kottar. He was included in the Tamil Sangam, Madurai established by Pandithurai Thevar. While he was living at Kottar, people benefited from his scholarly attributes. He was also associated with Indian National Congress in the year 1920. He was a strong supporter of Khadi.
  • He died on February 13, 1950.
  • Text : Based on material provided by the proponent.
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