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.
International Year of Astronomy – Special Covers of India -2009
2009 was celebrated as International Year of Astronomy and it coincided with 400th Anniversary of the first recorded astronomical observations with a telescope by Galileo Galilei and the publication of Johannes Kepler’s Astronomia nova in the 17th Century.
A Special Cover was released on 28 Feb 2009 to mark National Science day. The cancellation is on a telescope and the cover has an illustration on World famous observatory for astronomical calculations at Jaipur. It aslo marks the International Year of Astronomy.