A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Anniversary of Immanuvel Devendrar, an Indian freedom fighter :
Issued on Oct 9, 2010
Issued for : India Post is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp on Immanuel Sekaranar.
Stamp, FDC & Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint condition
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.3 Million
Printing Process : Wet–offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Name : Emmanuvel Sekaran Devendrar
Born on Oct 9, 1924 at Sellur, Ramanathapuram district, Tamil Nadu, India
Died on Sep 11, 1957 at Mudukulathur, Tamil Nadu, India
- Immanuel Sekaranar was born on 09th October 1924 to Shri Vedhanayagam and Smt. Gnanasoundhari in Sellur village of Ramanathapuram District, Tamilnadu. From a young age, he took part in the freedom struggle and, while he was studying in Schwartz Higher Secondary School, Ramanathapuram, he dedicated himself to the Quit India Movement in 1942.
- At the age of 18, Immanuel Sekaranar was imprisoned for three months for having participated in the demonstration against the British Government. After completing his studies in 1945, he joined the Indian Army and served as a Havaldar Major.
- The Ramanathapuram District in 1957 experienced frequent violent clashes between Dalits and higher caste Hindus and also political dissensions, both issues becoming increasingly interlinked. In this climate of dispute and violence, Immanuel Sekaranar was murdered on 11 September 1957. He was only 33 years old when he met his unfortunate end.
- Text : Based on the material provided by the proponent.