Admirer of Paul Raj Paintings

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Paul was born in Kodaikanal on 22 September 1914 and died on 2 October 1979. G D Arulraj was born in 1925 and died in June 1972 while visiting India. Arul worked at Laguna Beach in the 60's and 1970's. G D Thyagaraj might have been born in 1922 and I am told that he probably died sometime before 1981. He moved to northern India as a young man. I lived in India as a child and spent a lot of time in Calcutta. My mother purchased several paintings directly from Paul Raj while living in Madras and this got me interested in his works. I then discovered he had two brothers Arul Raj and Thyaga Raj who were both fantastic artists. I could not find much information on the internet so decided to set up my own blog. Subsequently a Facebook tribute site has also been created to the memory of the three brothers. Contact me at:

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

First Day Cover - Nehru 12 June 1964

I thought I would do something different today but still relevant to the Blog Title.  My father worked for the Hooghly Ink Company manufacturing printing ink.  Some ink was sold to be used in Indian bank notes and also in the printing of postage stamps.  As a result he got given stamps over the years and collected stamps.  Today I am adding a First Day Cover from 1964 commemorating Jawaharlal Nehru.
I will add a variety of other covers in the coming weeks as well as the usual variety of posts as well.  Any stamp collectors out there?  Hope you like it.

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