Glimpses of Modern Indian Philately

This blog is devoted to Modern Indian Postal History and Modern Philately of India providing less known information on various aspects of Indian Postal Services.



Today I came to know from online news channels about the sad demise of Senior Philatelist Dr. P. G. Krishnamurthy, a retired assistant professor at the Manipal Institute of Technology. To the utter shock Dr. Krishnamurthy’s body was found floating in an open well in the compound of his house in Hiriadka village in Karnataka on 10th June evening. He was 75.

Dr. Krishnamurthy was an ardent philatelist and researcher of Modern Indian Postal History. He had contributed several articles on Modern Indian Postal History for ‘Vadophil’ news letter of Baroda Philatelic Society. He did extensive study on various aspects of Modern Indian Postal Services. Some of his well known articles are Media Post - One facet of Modern Indian Postal History, “M.D.G.” - A new appendage, Acknowledgement Due Form - An Alert, “L.S.G.” & “H.S.G.” – Two more appendages, Bar Coded Speed Post CPSL, Modern Peon Marks, His Random Notes on various services were also very interesting.

May his noble soul rest in peace.

Note: We shall publish his articles on Modern Indian Postal History in near future.


I was a student of Dr. PGK at Manipal between 1986 - 1990. His teaching methods were totally unconventional and they helped us to be able to think on our feet. He once told me that he remained a bachelor so that he would not be distracted from his teaching role. He was a truly evolved soul. Ramakrishnan

I am sad to know about his demise on your blog today.
I was in regular touch with Dr. PG Krishnamurthy in the 1980's till 1990's.
His dedication to the philatelic research was flawless.
There were a few projects that we did together during that period.
Maybe someday it shall see the light of the day...
Rajesh Pamnani