Meira Kumar releases Dinesh Nandini Dalmia commemorative stamp
New Delhi | Sunday, Oct 11 2009 IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar today released a special commemorative postal stamp of Padma Bhushan decorated writer late Dinesh Nandini Dalmia to mark her third anniversary of death. Hailing Dinesh Nandini's literary contributions, Ms Kumar acknowledged that she was an admirer of many of her writings which were inspiring, captivating and providing a rare insight into life.
The event was held at Teen Murti Bhavan in the presence of several dignitaries, including Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot, Congress General Secretary Janardhan Dwivedi and former Lok Sabha Speaker Balram Jhakhar and Ms Archana Dalmia, the daughter of the late writer and noted industialist R K Dalmia. Dinesh Nandini, who had the distinction of becoming the first ever post graduate woman in Rajasthan, had authored over 35 novels and a similar number of poetry collections, and was honoured with Padma Bhushan in 2006. One of her novels 'Phook Ka Dard' became the subject of a telefilm.
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