US postal stamp to honor Dr Akkineni

Dr Akkineni Nageswara Rao
Dr Akkineni Nageswara Rao

DALLAS: A postal stamp in honor of legendry actor Padma Vibhushan, Natasamrat Dr Akkineni Nageswara Rao will be brought out very soon by the United Stated Postal Service (USPS), according to the Akkineni Foundation of America (AFA).

AFA President Dr Prasad Thotakura said, “It has been a long journey – submitting needed documents and literature from time to time and explaining Dr Akkineni’s salient features but all that hard work has paid off. It is the first time in the history of the USA that an Indian movie actor will get this kind of rare honor of a commemorative postal stamp release. We sincerely thank USPS for consenting to our request to issue this postal stamp in honor of Dr. Akkineni Nageswara Rao.”

Dr ANR’s Postal Stamp release special ceremony is slated in Dallas, Texas on September 20, the birthday of Dr ANR.

AFA is also planning to release the stamp in India at the first “International Akkineni Awards Ceremony” in the presence of ANR family members and to be held by AFA on December 17 at ANR College, Gudivada, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh.

The AFA Board consists of Dr Prasad Thotakura, President; Ravi Kondabolu, Vice-president; Sarada Akunuri,Secretary, Dr. C. R. Rao, Treasurer.

Board of Directors: Dr Srinivasa Reddy Alla, Murali Vennam, Bakthavatsalu Dhama, Chalapati Rao Kondrakunta and Rao Kalvala.

Babu Tangewala

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