Stamps India-R. Sankar -By India Post (1909-1972) was an Indian politician and the third Chief Minister of Kerala. He was born on April 30, 1909 to Raman and Kunchali Amma in Kuzhikkalidavaka village in Kottarakkara. Though born in a large family and despite the not so favourable conditions, he was fortunate enough to get good education. His formal education began in the Puthoor Primary School and later continued in an English School in Kottarakkara.
Having started public life as a teacher and lawyer, he was drawn to politics with the birth of the Indian National Congress in State . The end of the Nivarthana agitation and the gradual growth of the State Congress, accelerated Sankar’s rise as a political leader. He participated in the freedom struggle and was arrested and put in jail. After India’s independence he focused his attention on strengthening the Congress party. Later, taking a break from the Congress party, he began to work in the Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam. His work during this period served a great deal to bring backward class communities into the fold of the Congress party.
Date Of Issue:-30.04.2009.