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:

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Official First Day Cover - First Stamps from Bangladesh

My father worked for a company in India that produced printing ink which was used both in the production of the Indian rupee notes and in Indian postage stamps.  Consequently I received quite a few stamps as gifts as a result of this connection.  The postings today is of a First Day Cover of the first stamps of Bangladesh given to me when I lived in Calcutta in 1971.  Calcutta is very close to the border with Bangladesh.
I came across the following website of a collector in the USA of Bangladesh stamps which might be of interest.  The stamps are post marked 29 July 1971, I think Bangladesh declared independence from Pakistan on 26 March 1971 which then started a civil war.

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