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G.S. Farid

Gholam Sharfuddin Farid was born on January 31, 1927, in Calcutta. He graduated I science from Aligarh Muslim University in 1950. He started as a coin collector but soon graduated to a numismatic scholar. He contributed many research articles on medieval Indian coins especially the coins of Bengal Sultans, that were published in different numismatic journals. The credit of publishing many new coins of Bengal Sultan for the first time goes to him. Apart from being a renowned numismatist, he is also a prolific philatelic journalist, a recognized research scholar and an able postal historian of India. He has contributed more than sixty articles on different subjects in philately journals in India and abroad. He has acted as a judge at the International Gandhi Stamp Exhibition and the Indian National Philatelic Exhibition. He has also been collecting Calcutta postcards for many years, most of which have been recently published, with extensive notes, in book form entitled Picture Postcards from Calcutta, 1885-1980. Mr. Farid is also interested in Islamic calligraphy on which he has published articles in various journals, including the Philatelic Journals of India. A compilation in Urdu, Maqalat Farid, has been recently published, which covers a wide variety of subjects. To sum up Mr. Farid’s achievements in few words: a well known philatelist, numismatist and deltiologist of India.

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Title Medieval Indian Coins: Essays on the Coins of Bengal Sultans
Author G.S. Farid
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher IIRNS Publications
Language: English
isbn 8186786139
length x+166p., Figures; Tables; 23cm.