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.

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