Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Velu Thampi of India ...

The above FDC was sent by CCCC member, D.Mitra from Bhubaneswar on the day of issue (6 May). Thanks a lot ;-) The cover took a long 41 days to reach Singapore. Featuring on the FDC is Velu Thampi.

Velayudhan Chempakaraman Thampi (1765 - 1809) was the Dalawa or Prime Minister of the Indian kingdom of Travancore between 1802 and 1809 during the reign of His Highness Maharajah Bala Rama Varma Kulasekhara Perumal. He is best known for being one of the earliest individuals to rebel against British East India Company's supremacy in India.

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