Monday, September 07, 2009

Philatelist Wins "Silent Samaritan of Bengal" Award

India's Telegraph reports unsung heroes who have contributed silently to society in various fields have been recognized in India with the "Silent Samaritan of Bengal" Award.

The awards were given in four categories — bravery, education, medicine and sports — to four persons from the city.

Octogenarian Mohini Lal Majumdar received the education award for his book Postal History of Zamindari Dak.

The postal systems of more than 650 princely States, the district postal systems and Zamindari Dak were merged with the main British postal system in 1854 according to Quami Ekta News Service.

For more on the postal history of India, click here.
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