October 1, 2016

Dr. B Sivanthi Adityanar

A special cover was released on Padmashri Dr. B.Sivanthi Adityanar on 24.09.2016 in Chennai on his 80th Birthday Celebrations.

 Cover Code: TN/34/2016

B.Sivanthi Adityanar (1936-2013) was a journalist and Director of "Daily Thanthi" the largest circulated Tamil daily Newspaper. he was conferred with Padmashri award in 2008 in recognition of his distinguished services in the field of Literature and Education and was awarded the degree of Doctor of Letters for his contribution in the field of Journalism, sports and Education.

He held the post of " Sheriff of Madras" for 2 terms, was the President of Indian Olympic Association for consecutive 12 years, was an educationist, Philanthropist, Industrialist and a leading Sports Administrator at National and International level. His memorial Hall is situated at Poes Garden in Chennai.

Courtesy: Bala Sakthis, Chennai

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