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Veteran Philatelist Dhirubhai Mehta Passed Away

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Veteran Philatelist Dhirubhai Mehta Passed Away Veteran Philatelist Dhirubhai Mehta Passed Away

India’s senior most philatelist and first PCI President Dhirubhai Mehta passed away in Mumbai on 9th August. He was 95 years old. His contribution for philately will always be remembered.

Dhirubhai Mehta :A Promoter of Philately in Small Towns

My hometown Satna is a small city of M. P. We were organizing Philatelic Exhibitions at Satna since,1976. In the year 1981 I had written to Shri Dhirubhai Mehta for attending our exhibition as Jury member. He was not knowing me, but to promote Philately and to encourage stamp collectors in the small cities, he had accepted my invitation and reached Satna with Late Smt.

Kusumben Mehta without any financial obligation. Same repeated in the year 1985 again.

Late Shri Dilip Shah was also present in both these exhibitions.In the two photographs of these exhibitions in which Shri Dhirubhai is addressing and Shri Dilip Shah is sitting on the stage.