Special Cover carried by Ruskin 1927 -12th Vintage and Classic Car Rally 2010
The 12th Vintage and Classic Car Rally was held in Jaipur at Hotel Jaimahal Palace on 13 and 14 Feb 2010. A Special cover was released to mark the occasion. The Cover features Late Rajmata Gayatri Devi of Jaipur with her Rolls Royce. A total of 1000 covers were released. The cancellation shows Vintage Cars.
A Limited numberof Covers were carried in a Ruskin 1927 car from Hotel Jaimahal to GPO Jaipur. This car also featured in film Gandhi”.
Ahmednagar Fort is located near the banks of Bhingar river near Ahmednagar Maharashtra. It was built by Malik Amed Shah -I in 1427. In 1596 Chand Bibi repulsed the initial attacks of Mughals but Akbar captured it in 1600 and Aurangzeb was the Viceroy in 1636 & 1650. Aurangzeb died at Ahmednagar Fort in 1707 and the Fort pased on to Nizams of Hyderabad from 1724 to 1759. Shivaji invaded Ahmednagar in 1657 & 1665.
The Marathas were occupants of Fort from 1759-1803.The Scindias imprisoned Nana Phadanvis, Peshwa diplomat in Ahmednagar Fort. In 1803 during the Second Anglo-Maratha War Arthur Wellesley defeated Maratha Forces and East India Company occupied the Fort and later the British.
The British rulers imprisoned Jawahar Lal Nehru, Abdul Kalam Azad and Sardar Patel during 1942 Quit India Movement. During this period Nehru penned down “Discovery Of India” in Ahmednagar Fort. Abdul Kalam Azad also compiled his “Ghubar-e-Khatir”(Sallies of Mind) -an acclaimed “Epistolary Essays” of Urdu Literature.
After Independence this Fort is being looked after by Indian Army ( Armoured Corps).
A Special cover was released on 30 Jan 2017 on Ahmednagar Fort at Pune.
First Day Covers India 2018 – Centenary Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha Madras
India Post issued a postage stamp in the denomination of rupees five on 17 Jun 2018 on .Centenary of Dakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha,Madras . It was established in 1918 by Mahatma Gandhi to propogate Hindi Language in Southern states A FDC with stamps is listed.