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Govt to bring coins in honour of Subbulakshmi, MGR

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The has decided to come out with Rs 100 and Rs 10 coins commemorating the birth centenary of noted Carnatic singer and Ratna awardee late M S Subbulakshmi.

The coins will bear her portrait in the centre, along with inscription 'Birth Centenary of Dr M S Subbulakshmi' in Devnagri and English, upper and lower periphery respectively, according to a notification.

The year '1916-2016' will be flanked on right periphery of the coin.

On the obverse side, the coins will bear the 'Lion Capitol of Ashoka Pillar' in the centre with the inscription 'Satyamev Jayte' below.

The has also decided come out with Rs 100 and Rs 5 coins to commemorate the birth centenary of Ratna awardee and former Chief Minister late

"Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha had requested of to release Commemorative Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 10 denomination in honour of M S Subbulakshmi," the ministry said in a release.

The proposal for issuance of commemorative coins for Ramachandran was received from government.

The commemorative coins will be minted by Security Printing and Minting Corporation of Limited (SPMCIL).

Subbulakshmi, was a Carnatic vocalist born on September 16, 1916 in Madurai under Madaras Presidency.

She was the first musician ever to be awarded the Ratna. She was the first Indian musician to receive the Ramon Magsaysay award, often considered as Asia's Noble Prize, in 1974.

M G Ramachandran, popularly known as 'MGR', was born on January 17, 1917 in Kandy, British Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).

He was an actor, director, producer and politician. He worked primarily in Tamil films and also served as the Chief Minister of successively for three terms. In 1988, he was awarded Bharat Ratna posthumously.

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First Published: Wed, September 13 2017. 19:42 IST