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Mohamed Ibrahim
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I FINALLY GOT MY PERARIGNAR ANNA CENTENARY 1909 -1969 UNC & PROOF SET ON 30-10-2010

CALCATTA MINT STARTED DESPATCHING THE SET

HOPE TO GET VERY SOON FOR OTHERS

WHILE COMPARING BOTH PROOF AND UNC SET

IN PROOF THERE IS NO MARK "K"

October 1, 2010 at 2:07 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Mohamed Ibrahim
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TONIGHT I WILL UPDATE THE IMAGE

October 1, 2010 at 4:23 AM Flag Quote & Reply

Mohamed Ibrahim
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http://picasaweb.google.com/111683355432214967066/201010Oct#5523131254278108578

 

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_gjn9ZeZYC_M/TKYan6TBedI/AAAAAAAAABI/j9OEa0yQk9s/scan0002.jpg

 

http://picasaweb.google.com/111683355432214967066/201010Oct#5523131283216914770

 

October 1, 2010 at 1:45 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mohamed Ibrahim
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October 1, 2010 at 1:55 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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October 1, 2010 at 1:55 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mohamed Ibrahim
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In this Indian name, the name "Conjeevaram Natarajan" is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name, "Annadurai".

Conjeevaram Natarajan Annadurai (Tamil: காஞ்சீபுரம் நடராஜன் அண்ணாதுரை) (15 September 1909 – 3 February 1969), popularly called Anna (which means elder brother in Tamil), was a former Chief Minister of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. He was the first member of a Dravidian party to hold that post and was also the first non-Congress leader to form a majority government in independent India.

He was well known for his oratorical skills and was an acclaimed writer in the Tamil language. He had scripted and acted in several plays. Some of his plays were later made as movies. He was the first politician from the Dravidian parties to extensively use use Tamil cinema for political propaganda. Born in a middle class family of weavers, he first worked as a school teacher, then moved into the political scene of the Madras Presidency as a journalist. He edited several political journals and enrolled as a member of the Dravidar Kazhagam. As an ardent follower of Periyar E. V. Ramasamy he rose in stature as a prominent member of the party.

With differences looming with Periyar, on issues of separate independent state of Dravida Nadu and on inclusion in the Indian Union, he crossed swords with his political mentor. The antipathy between the two finally erupted when Periyar married Maniammai, who was much younger than he. Angered by this action of Periyar, Annadurai with his supporters parted from Dravidar Kazhagam and launched his own party, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK). The DMK initially followed ideologies the same as the mother party, Dravidar Kazhagam. But with the evolution of national politics and the constitution of India after the Sino-Indian war in 1963, Annadurai dropped the claim of an independent Dravida Nadu.

Various protests against the then ruling Congress government took him to prison on several occasions; the last of which was during the Madras anti-Hindi agitation of 1965. The agitation itself helped Annadurai to gain popular support for his party. His party won a landslide victory in the 1967 state elections. His cabinet was the youngest at that time in India. He legalised Self-respect marriages, enforced a two language policy in preference to the three language formula in other southern states) for the state, implemented subsidies for rice and renamed Madras State to Tamil Nadu.

However, he died of cancer just two years into office and his funeral was the most attended one at that time, earning it a Guinness record. Several institutions and organisations are named after him. A splinter party launched by M. G. Ramachandran in 1972 years after the death of Annadurai was named after him as ADMK (Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam).

October 1, 2010 at 1:59 PM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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Thanks for sharing the images of the coin set Mohamed.


I'm a bit perplexed because, it's been only 2 months since the deadline of booking passed and mint's term stated that delivery will commence after 6 months :roll:

But I'm sure glad to see things are changing for better :)


By the way, haven't you booked Tagore and Prasad's coin sets along with this set?

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October 1, 2010 at 4:42 PM Flag Quote & Reply

Mohamed Ibrahim
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Yes it's also booked. i am waiting for that also

 

 

October 2, 2010 at 5:24 AM Flag Quote & Reply

kidromeo
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Got my Annadurai set today....Guess I'm the last person in India to receive the set :D or am not?

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November 4, 2010 at 12:39 PM Flag Quote & Reply

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