Air Asia Kabali Special Flight Carried cover -2016
Kabali was a 2016 Tamil Film starring Indian Film Superstar Rajinikanth released all over India and several other parts of World . A Special A 320 airbus was flown on Bengaluru-Chennai-Bengaluru route with promotion posters of film painted on the aircraft of Air Asia – A first for a film in India.
A Special cover was carried on this A 320 Airbus. The cover is listed with all the cancellations and postmarks.
Shri Taluku Ramaswamy Subbarao (1920-1984) popularly known as Ta Ra Su was born on 21 Apr 1920 in Malebennur in Davangere District Karnataka .He was a renowned journalist ,scholar and author whose novels were also made into films.
A Special cover was released in his memory on 20 Jan 2017 at Davangere.
Chindodi Leela (1937-2010) was born in 1937 at Devangere. She was a renowned stage and Kannada film actress and author.She had over 10,000 stage performances and was awarded Padmashree. She belonged to and managed KBR drama Company founded in 1928 by her Father. She even headed the Karnataka Nataka Academy.
India Post issued a postage stamp in the denomination of rupees five on 23 Feb 2018 on B Nagi Reddy. A FDC with stamps is listed.
Busipally Nagi Reddy ( 1912 -2004) was a Telugu Movie producer who was awarded Dada Sahib Phalke Award in 1986, National Film Award for Best Feature Film in Kannada in 1965 and Filmfare award twice for Telugu Films.
He Produced Hindi films like Julie(1975) and Swarag Narak (1978).
He set up Vijaya Vauhini Studios in Chennai ,Started Andhra Jyothi Newspaper in 1945 and Children’s magazine Chandamama in July 1947.
He was served as Chairman Board of Trustees of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams between 1980 and 1983.
TANAPEX -2017 – 11th Tamil Nadu State Philatelic Exhibition .
11th Tamil Nadu State Philatelic Exhibition was held in Chennai from 5th to 8th Jan 2017. A set of Special covers were issued to commemorate this event.
The Special cover “Logo on Leaf” was issued to mark inauguration of TANAPEX 2017. Drawing on Peepal Leaf is an ancient craft which emanated from India.especially from Tamil Nadu.The tree is considered sacred by Hindus and Buddhists since it is believed that Buddha sat under this tree and attained enlightment.
TANAPEX 2017 -SPECIAL COVER LOGO ON LEAF
The Silk Saree varieties of tamil Nadu include Kanchipuram, Arani & Thirubhuvanam silk. A special cover was issued on Silk Sarees on 05 Jan 2017.
A Special cover was issued on Spice of India Turmeric on 06 Jan 2017.
TANAPEX 2017- SPECIAL COVER SPICE OF INDIA TURMERIC
Lord Arthanareeshwarar temple situated at Tiruchengode in Namakkal District of Tamil Nadu is about 2000 Years old. It is a rare half male half female form of the deity. A Special cover was issued on 06 Jan 2017
TANAPEX 2017-SPECIAL COVER ON LORD ARTHANAREESHWARAR TEMPLE
The Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji’s Sarasvati Mahal library is one of the few Medieval Libraries that exist in World today.The Maratha King Serfoji II (1798_1832) was an eminent scholar who took steps for enrichment of the Library. It has on display a rare collection of Palm leaf manuscripts and papers written in Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu,Marathi.the collection comprises 47,424 number of manuscripts and 73,399 books.The library has Published 578 books.
The Annual Chariot Festival of Arulmigu Thyagarajaswamy Temple Tiruvarur is celebrated during April-May corresponding to Tamil month of Chithirai. The main attraction of the festival is the the procession of temple Car of Tiruvarur which is 96 feet high and weighs more than 300 tons. A special cover was issued on 06 Jan 2017.
Kakarla Tyagabrahmam(1767-1847) or Saint Tyagaraja was one of the greatest composers of carnatic Music or Indian classical Music.One of his most famous compostions is called Pancharatna Kritis (Five Gems). A special cover was issued on 06 Jan 2017.
SPECIAL COVER -250 YEARS OF THYAGABRAHMAM 2017
Samikannu Vincent(1883-1942) set up business in 1905 as a film exhibitor.Started the concept of screening films in Tents and tent Cinema cocept became popular.He built the first tent Cinema in Madrascalled Edison’s GrandCinema Megaphone on Esplanade. He built South India’s first permanent Cinema Theatre called Variety Hall in Coimbatore in 1914.A Special Cover was released on 07 Jan 2017.
LEGENDS OF TAMIL CINEMA- SAMIKANNU VINCENT.
T P Rajalakshmi was born in Thiruvalyaru and came to be fondly known as Cinema Rani. First woman actor of Tamil Cinema and First Woman Director in South India Cinema. Rose against British rule and was imprisoned many times.A Special cover was issued on 07 Jan 2017.
LEGENDS OF TAMIL CINEMA – TP RAJALAKSHMI
M G Ramachandran popularly known as MGR was a charismatic actor a Legend of Tamil Cinema.He was also the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state from 1977 -1987. A Special Cover was issued on 07 Jan 2017.