First Day Covers India 2018 – Dr M L Vasanthakumari
Dr Madras Lalitangi Vasanthakumari (03 Jul 1928 -31 Oct 1990) was a Carnatic musician and a playback singer for film songs in many Indian Languages. Along with her contemporaries D K Pattamal & M S Subbulakshmi they were known as “Trinity of Carnatic Music”. She was a recipient of Padma Vibhusan and Sangita Kalanidhi.
A Stamp was issued on 03 Jul 2018 in her memory. A FDC is listed.
Two Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 5 were released by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswami on 17 Jan 2019 at MGR Medical University Complex. The coins marked the Birth Centenary of Matinee idol turned Politician.
The Tamil Film Veerpandiya Kattabomman was released on 16 May 1959. It was based on life of one of the earliest freedom fighters. Dr Sivaji Ganesan was the lead actor in the film .This film became the first Tamil Film to win an international award .It was awarded the Best Film ,Sivaji Ganesan Best actor & G Ramanathan Best Music Director at the Afro-Asian Film festival in Cairo in 1960.
A Special cover was released on 16 May 2009 at Chennai to mark Golden Jubilee of its release.