India Post will release a commemorative postage stamp on telugu poet and writer Gurazada Venkata Apparao .He wrote the first Telugu play, Kanyasulkam . which is often considered the greatest play in the Telugu language. Gurajada Apparao was an influential social reformer of his age. Two dates of birth (according to western calendar) have been calculated based on Gurajada\’s horoscope, viz., Nov.30, 1861 and Sept. 21, 1862. Apparently, his descendants prefer the second dateIn 1887, Gurajada spoke at a Congress Party meeting in Vizianagaram. In 1896, Gurajada tried to establish a magazine by name \”prakASika.\” Gurajada attended the 1908 Congress session at Madras. In 1911, he was appointed to the Board of Studies by Madras University.
This stamp was available with few dealers many days before official release.