Govt releases postage stamp on Shihab Thangal

Published: Monday, August 2, 2010, 14:29 [IST]
 
Commemorative postage stamp on Thangal

New Delhi, Aug 2: Government released a commemorative postage stamp on the late Syed Mohammed Ali Shihab Thangal, a Kerala Muslim leader and former president of Kerala state committee of the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML).

The postage stamp was released by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday, Aug 2 in New Delhi.

Manmohan Singh described the postage stamp as a small token of love and respect for Shihab Thangal who personified India"s pluralism and commitment to multi-culturalism.

"As a political leader he contributed to the first successful experiment of coalition politics in India in the form of the Congress-IUML combine," said PM.

PM described the late leader as 'a great son of Kerala'.

Shihab Thangal was a member of the Thangal family who are believed to be descendents of the Prophet Mohammed. He died on 1 Aug 2009. The stamp was released on his first death anniversary.

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