Department of India Post issued Rs. 5 stamp commemorating M. V. Arunachalam. He was one of the leading personalities of India, who made his mark in the fields of business and community service, leaving a lasting impression for others to benefit from and to look up to. Under his stewardship as the Chief Executive Officer, the Murugappa Group grew in size and stature, reaching a turnover of Rs 1,800 Crores in April 1995. Inspired by his guidance, the Murugappa Group is now one of the largest conglomerates based at Chennai and spread over 6 continents. The stamp depicts a portrait of M. V. Arunachalam.