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First Day Cover to Honour Nawab C. Abdul Hakeem

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The Indian Posts has issued a First Day Cover to honour Nawab C. Abdul Hakeem, a philanthropist from Melvisharam. He was born in 1863 in Keelvisharam and became a leading merchant in the region of Madras and earned great reputation as a philanthropist. He was also appointed the Sheriff of Madras and was conferred the titled Malikut Tujjar (King among the businessmen) by the Madras Presidency Administration. His descendants set up the famous C. Abdul Hakeem College at Melvisharam in 1969 which has developed into a group of educational institutions comprising engineering, educational training and women’s college

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