Jan 6, 2009

M.Bhakthavatsalam FDC from India

FDC Name:M.Bhakthavatsalam
Issue Date:31st DEC'2008
Details:M. Bhaktavatsalam (b. October 9, 1897 - d. January 31, 1987) was an Indian lawyer, politician and freedom fighter from the state of Tamil Nadu. He served as the Chief Minister of Madras state from October 2, 1963 to March 6, 1967. He was the last Congress chief minister of Tamil Nadu and the last to have taken part in the Indian independence movement.
Bhaktavatsalam was born on October 9, 1897 in the Madras Presidency.He studied law and practised as an advocate in the Madras High Court. He involved himself in politics and the freedom movement right from an early age and was imprisoned during the Salt Satyagraha and the Quit India Movement. He was elected to the Madras Legislative Assembly in 1937 and served as Parliamentary Secreatary in the Rajaji government and as a minister in the O. P. Ramaswamy Reddiyar government. He led the Indian National Congress during the 1950s and served as the Chief Minister of Madras Presidency from 1963 to 1967. Following the defeat of the Indian National Congress in the 1967 elections, Bhaktavatsalam partially retired from politics. He died on January 31, 1987 at the age of 89.
  • Denomination 500p
  • 0.4 Million stamps printed
  • India Security Press Nasik designed the stamps.
  • Alka Sharma designed the First Day Cover and the pictorial first day postmark.
Remark:Good real posted FDC by registered post.

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