Rajah Annamalai Chettiar Commemorative Stamp

10 Aug 2022  Wed

Rajah Annamalai Chettiar was an Indian industrialist, banker, educationist, and philanthropist from Tamil Nadu. He was born on 30 September 1881 to S. Rm. Muthiah Chettiar in a wealthy Nagarathar family.

Rajah Annamalai Chettiar was the founder of Annamalai University in Chidambaram and one of the founders of Indian Bank, along with his brother S. Rm. M. Ramaswami Chettiar. He was also the founder of Indian Bank along with his brother S. Rm. M. Ramaswami Chettiar and served as the first governor of the Imperial Bank of India.

Later, he joined his family business early and expanded their banking operations to South-East Asia. Rajah Annamalai Chettiar had also served as a member of the Council of State.

The Government of India issued this commemorative stamp in 1980 to commemorate him and his work.

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