Goa-Based Retired Scientist Boasts Collection Of 300-Plus Stamps On ‘Ramayana’

Mr Kumar likewise has an assortment of extraordinary postal covers, remembering that for Ramleela and Slam Van Gaman Way.


Panaji: A Goa-based resigned researcher and philatelist has an assortment of in excess of 300 postage stamps portraying different characters and scenes from the legendary ‘Ramayana’ that he has accumulated from different nations, particularly those situated in Southeast Asia.

Dr M R Ramesh Kumar, 64, who was a researcher at the CSIR-Public Organization of Oceanography, said he has been gathering stamps throughout the previous 50 years as a component of his side interest and thinks about his dad M V Ranganatha his “master” in the field of philately.


“I have an assortment of in excess of 300 stamps on the Ramayana and more than 100 exceptional postage covers…India has delivered not very many, around 10-12 stamps on the Ramayana, while Nepal, Indonesia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Korea, the Philippines and Singapore have set many stamps on the tales free from this legendary,” he said.


Kumar likewise has an assortment of exceptional postal covers, remembering that for Ramleela and Slam Van Gaman Way, the course that was accepted to have been taken by Master Smash during his exile.


He said he has gathered these stamps during his visits to various nations as a component of his scholarly exploration, and said his side interest was a “stress buster” to him. In any case, his assortment isn’t limited to the stamps on the Ramayana subject alone. Mr Kumar said he has an assortment of stamps on different subjects, similar to Antarctica, The Second Great War and II, the biodiversity of India, its geographic markers, India’s overlooked yet truly great individuals, researchers, political dissidents, ladies political dissidents, the country’s social legacy, Portuguese India, Olympics and oceanography.


State leader Narendra Modi on Thursday delivered a progression of dedicatory postage stamps devoted to the Smash Sanctuary in Ayodhya and a book highlighting stamps from around the world respecting the loved divinity.


The six stamps inside the assortment address key figures and components from the Ramayana. These incorporate the Slam Sanctuary, Ruler Ganesh, Ruler Hanuman, Jatayu, Kevatraj, and Mama Shabri.


Mr Kumar said, “I feel that philately is a vital instructive device in concentrating on culture, legacy, history and different perspectives. It is likewise an excellent speculation and gives phenomenal returns if appropriately invested…For young people, it will keep them from getting occupied by online entertainment.” The previous scientist said he invests a ton of energy in the planning of philatelic displays, mounting them and looking for these stamps and unique covers, and so on.


Aside from his two different masters – late Balakrishna Das and V R Navelcar – Mr Kumar thanks his significant other Radhabai for supporting him notwithstanding his “insane enthusiasm” that includes “enormous measures of time and cash”.

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