First Post Master Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
Dr Guinness Madasamy (b Nov 20, 1974), a Post Master with India Post at Peermade, Idukki, Kerala was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize 2023 on Jan 18, 2023, becoming the first Indian post master to be recommended to the Norwegian Nobel Committee for the Prize.
Most stamps used on an envelope
Arvind Kumar Pai of Cherthala, Kerala used 322 stamps on a 58 cm long 44 cm wide envelope to send a birthday greeting card to his mother Renjitha Bai on her 55th birthday on Nov 25,2013. Interestingly, he used 2 paise, 5 paise, 15 paise, 25 paise and 50 paise stamps (worth total Rs 79) which were stuck in such a way as to read ‘HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMMA’! He sent the greeting by India Post’s Speed Post service.
Most awards won by an Indian short film
Short film ‘Living Idle’, produced and directed by Ramana PMV (b May 1, 1972) of Mumbai bagged 80 awards at 51 different national/ international film festivals held across the globe between Feb 2, 2017 and July 19, 2019. In addition, it also received over 60 official selections.