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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Five Rupee Coin in commemoration of Perunthalaivar K.Kamaraj

5 rupee kamaraj
Year of issue – 2004
Obv -- A flower/tooth design is found along the periphery.
Rev – The reverse of this coin shows the image of “Kumarasami Kamaraj”,with the inscription “K.KAMARAJ” in Hindi on the top left periphery and in English on the top right periphery. “1903-1975” – his year of birth and his year of death, is shown below his image.
Minted at – Mumbai, Hyderabad
Km No - # 317

Kumarasami Kamaraj, better known as K. Kamaraj (15th July, 1903 – 2ndOctober, 1975) took active parts in India’s struggle for independence and was thrown into jail several times and spent eight years in prison. He was an Indian politician from Tamil Nadu widely acknowledged as the "Kingmaker" in Indian politics during the 1960s. He was the chief minister of Tamil Nadu during 1954-1963 and a Member of Parliament during 1952-1954 and 1969-1975. He became the president of the Congress party in 1964 and his famous “Kamaraj Plan”, led to resignation of several Chief Ministers of states and senior Congress ministers in Jawaharlal Nehru's cabinet, so that they could devote their energies to revitalize the party. He was known for his simplicity and integrity. He was awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, posthumously in 1976.

In commemoration of K. Kamaraj, India issued this 5 rupees coin on 27th October, 2004, for general circulation.


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