Madras University proposed to remove Tamil from its curriculum. So V.G. Suryanarayana Sastriar strongly opposed it, forcing the authorities to drop the proposal. In 1902, he took the unprecedented step of advocating the recognition of Tamil as a Classical Language. Due to which he was marked as the pioneer of such a petition. Parithimar Kalaignar is also known as Dravida Sastriar. V.G. Suryanarayana Sastriar died due to diabetes at the age of 33. In case you want to buy V.G. Suryanarayana Sastriar India Stamp or Miniature Sheet then visit Philacy.com.
17-08-2007: V.G. Suryanarayana Sastriar India postage Stamp
Parithimar Kalaignar’s original name was V.G. Suryanarayana Sastriar was born on 6 July 1870 in a Brahmin family at Vilacheri near Thiruparankundram, Tamil Nadu. He earned a degree in philosophy and served as professor of Tamil at Madras Christian College. In 1895, he rose to the position of head of the Tamil department at the Madras Christian Institute. V.G. Suryanarayana Sastriar had a keen interest in the Tamil language and had written and published several books. The Indian Postal Department issued a postage stamp in recognition of his contribution in promoting the Tamil language.