A Special Cover on Jasu Patel was issued during Stamp Mania 2009 at Vadodara on 20 Dec 2009. Jasu Patel (26 Nov 1924-12 Dec 1992) was an off-spinner who played only seven test matches for India. He is remembered for his bowling in 2nd Test at Kanpur vs Australia in 1959-60 Series. His effort with the ball (9-69 & 5-55) resulted in an India winning the test by 119 runs. His Match figures of 14-124 remained an Indian record for thirty years before N Hirwani broke it and innings bowling figure of 9-69 remained a record for forty years before Anil Kumble broke it with 10-74. He was the first Indian Cricketer to be awarded Padma Shri along with Vijay Hazare.
Kadalur Point Lighthouse -Special Cover India 2009.
A Special cover was issued by India on 20 Oct 2009 on Centenary of Kadalur Point Lighthouse (1909-2009). The special cover was issued at Kadalur. The Lighthouse was started in 1907. The circular stone masonry tower has a height of 34 metres. It is located near Koyilandy in Kozhikode district on the coast of Arabian Sea.
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.