INDIA ARDASEER CURSETJEE WADIA STAMP FIRST DAY COVER 1969
A beautiful stamp and First Day Cover issued by the Indian Postal Authority to commemorate the life of Ardaseer Cursetjee Wadia,born 6th October 1808 who was an Indian shipbuilder and engineer belonging to the Wadia ship building family.
He is noted for having been the first Indian to be elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is also recorded as having introduced several, (at the time, novel technologies to the city of Bombay, now Mumbai, including gas lighting, the sewing machine, steam pump-driven irrigation and electro-plating.
Date of cancellation 27-5-69 MADRAS-2
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