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Centre to release postage stamp on M G R centenary: TN govt

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The Centre has accepted Tamil Nadu's request to release a special postage stamp on the occasion of former chief minister and founder M G Ramachandran's birth centenary on January 17, the state said today.

"Chief Minister O Panneerselvam thanked Prime Minister Modi for immediately accepting the request made by the of to release a special postage stamp on the occasion of the birth centenary celebrations of former Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M G Ramachandran," an official release here said.

Panneerselvam thanked Modi when the latter called him over phone to greet him on his 56th birthday, it said.

On January 6, Panneerselvam had urged Modi to issue a commemorative coin and a special postage stamp to mark the birth centenary celebrations of MGR.

Born on January 17, 1917, served as Chief Minister of between 1977 and 1987 and founded All Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) in 1972.

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First Published: Sat, January 14 2017. 13:57 IST