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IN040.03

Country / Post India
Date of Issue 10 October 2003
Primary theme Literature, Press and Comics
Famous people
Subject K. Shivarama Karanth
Width 25.5 mm
Height 36.0 mm
Denomination 5.00 INR
Number in set 1
Layout/Format sheet of 35
Perforations 13 by 13
Stamp issuing authority Ministry of Communications Department of Posts
Printer India Security Press, Nashik
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