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Philatelic Bureaux in India

The first philatelic bureau was opened on 21st June 1941 at Bombay GPO to cater needs of philatelists. Bombay Philatelic Bureau was the only bureau in India, functioning alone for more than 7 years. On 15th August 1948, nine philatelic bureaux were opened in different state capitals of India, viz. Calcutta, Cuttack, Delhi, Lucknow, Madras, Nagpur, Patna, Shillong and Simla vide Postal Notice no. 31, dated 6.8.1948.

Postal Notice No. 31

Below given is the list of Philatelic Bureaux with their date of opening, Contact information and Geo Location.

Sr. No.
Philatelic Bureau
Date of Opening & Source of Information
Contact Information & Geo Location
1
Director,
Mumbai Philatelic Bureau
Mint Road,
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Area

Mumbai G.P.O. - 400 001
Maharashtra
21.06.1941

Vide D.G.P. Circular No. 14, dated 21.06.1941

Phone Nos.: +91-22-22644944,
+91-22-22620693, +91-22-22626591

Email: mumbaigpophilately@gmail.com
www.mumbaigpophilately.gov.in

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2.
In-charge,
Kolkata Philatelic Bureau
Crossing of Netaji Subhas Road
and Koilaghat Street,
B.B.D Bagh,
Kolkata G.P.O. - 700 001
West Bengal
15.08.1948

Vide Postal Notice No. 31, dated 06.08.1948.

Phone No.: +91-33-22105022
Email: philbureaukolgpo@gmail.com

 

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3
In-charge,
Cuttack Philatelic Bureau
Cuttack Main Road, Buxi Bazaar,
Cuttack G.P.O. - 753 001
Odisha
15.08.1948

Vide Postal Notice No. 31, dated 06.08.1948.

Phone No.: +91-0671-2512011 / 2305820 / 2520820

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4
In-charge,
Lucknow Philatelic Bureau
Opp. Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Hospital, Park Road, Hazratganj
Lucknow G.P.O.- 226 001
Uttar Pradesh
15.08.198

Vide Postal Notice No. 31, dated 06.08.1948.

Phone No.: 0522-2239438 / 2235615

5
In-charge,
Chennai Philatelic Bureau
Anna Salai, Mount Road,
Anna Road H.P.O.
Chennai - 600 002
Tamilnadu
15.08.1948

Vide Postal Notice No. 31, dated 06.08.1948.

Phone No.: +91-44-28543199 / 28520926 / 28594742
Email: chennaiphil@gmail.com

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6
In-charge,
Nagpur Philatelic Bureau
Civil Lines,
Nagpur G.P.O. - 440 001
Maharashtra
15.08.1948

Vide Postal Notice No. 31, dated 06.08.1948.

Phone No.: +91-712-2560170

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7
In-charge,
New Delhi Philatelic Bureau
Nr. Dak Bhawan,
Parliament Street,
Sansad Marg H.P.O.
New Delhi - 110 001
15.08.1948

Vide Postal Notice No. 31, dated 06.08.1948.

Phone No.:

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8
In-charge,
Patna Philatelic Bureau
Near Hardinge Park,
Station Road,
Patna G.P.O. - 800 001
Bihar
15.08.1948

Vide Postal Notice No. 31, dated 06.08.1948.

Phone No.:

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9
In-charge,
Shillong Philatelic Bureau
Soso Tham Road,
Secretariat Hills,
Shillong G.P.O.- 793 001
Meghalaya
15.08.1948

Vide Postal Notice No. 31, dated 06.08.1948.

Phone No.: +91-364-2500234
Email: philatelic793001@gmail.com

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10
In-charge,
Shimla Philatelic Bureau
The Mall,
Shimla G.P.O. - 171 001
Himachal Pradesh
15.08.1948

Vide Postal Notice No. 31, dated 06.08.1948.

Phone No.: +91-177-2652165

 

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11
In-charge,
Hyderabad Philatelic Bureau
Near Big Bazaar, Abids Circle, Abids,
Hyderabad G.P.O.- 500 001
Telangana
Before April 1957

Postal Guide of April 1957, records these philatelic bureaux on page no. 5 but those were not recorded in October 1954 Postal Guide.

Phone No.: +91-40-23463517 / 23463515 / 23463563

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12
In-charge,
Jaipur Philatelic Bureau
Mirza Ismail Road, Jalupura,
Jaipur G.P.O. - 302 001
Rajasthan
Before April 1957

Postal Guide of April 1957, records these philatelic bureaux on page no. 5 but those were not recorded in October 1954 Postal Guide.

Phone No.: +918058822850
Phone No.: +91-141-23601567

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13
In-charge,
Karnool Philatelic Bureau
Coles College Road, Marwari Street,
Karnool H.P.O. - 518 001
Andhra Pradesh
Before April 1957

Postal Guide of April 1957, records these philatelic bureaux on page no. 5 but those were not recorded in October 1954 Postal Guide.

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14
In-charge,
Allahabad Philatelic Bureau
S. N. Marg
Allahabad H. O. - 211 001
Uttar Pradesh

In between 01.07.1960 and 06.05.1961

Is not included in page no. 5 of Postal Guide of 30.06.1960, but reported on page 126 of June 1961 issue of Philatelic Journal of India.

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15
In-charge,
Bangalore Philatelic Bureau
Rajbhavan Road,
Vasanth Nagar,
Bengaluru G.P.O. - 560 001
Karnataka

06.05.1961

Reported on page 126 of June 1961 issue of Philatelic Journal of India.

Phone No.: +91-80-22850058,
+91-80-22863434

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16
In-charge,
Ahmedabad Philatelic Bureau
Relief Road, Zaveriwad,
Ahmedabad G.P.O. - 380 001
Gujarat

01.07.1961

Reported on page 159 of August 1961 issue of Philatelic Journal of India.

Phone No.: +91-79-25510027

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17
In-charge,
Bhopal Philatelic Bureau
Royal Market, Sultania Road,
Bhopal G.P.O. - 462 001
Madhya Pradesh

Before 30.06.1965

Reported on page 5 of Postal Guide of 30.06.1965.

Phone No.: +91-755-2673272

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18
In-charge,
Kanpur Philatelic Bureau
Mall Road, Bada Chauraha,
Shivala, Civil Lines,
Kanpur H. O. - 208 001
Uttar Pradesh

Before 30.06.1965

Reported on page 5 of Postal Guide of 30.06.1965.

Phone No.: +91-512-2306168

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19
In-charge,
Thiruvananthapuram Philatelic Bureau
Thampanoor,
Trivendram G. P.O.- 695 001
(Thiruvananthapuram)
Kerala

Before 30.06.1965

Reported on page 5 of Postal Guide of 30.06.1965.

Phone No.: +91-471-2470111
Email: srpmtvmgpo.keralapost@gmail.com

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20
In-charge,
1 CBPO - 900 056
C/o 56 APO

01.07.1970

Reported in Inpex-1970 Souvenir

 
21
In-charge,
2 CBPO - 900 099
C/o 99 APO

18.07.1970

Reported in Inpex-1970 Souvenir

 
22
In-charge,
Chandigarh Philatelic Bureau
Near BSNL Telephone Exchange, Sector-17,
Chandigarh G.P.O.- 160 017
UT

Before 23.12.1970

Reported in Inpex-1970 Souvenir

Phone No.: +91-172-2703716

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23
In-charge,
Jammu Philatelic Bureau
Gandhinagar,
Jammu H.O. - 180 001
Jammu & Kashmir

Before 23.12.1970

Reported in Inpex-1970 Souvenir

Phone No.: +91-191-2546147

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24
In-charge,
Indore Philatelic Bureau
A. B. Road, GPO Square, Navlakha,
Indore G.P.O. - 452 001
Madhya Pradesh

04.09.1975

Reported in Inpex-1975 Souvenir

Phone No.: +91-731-2700023

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25
In-charge,
Ambala Philatelic Bureau
Ambala Cantt.
Ambala G.P.O. - 133 001
Haryana

10.02.1976

Reported in Inpex-1977 Souvenir

Phone No.: +91-171-2644948

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26
In-charge,
Ludhiana Philatelic Bureau
Bharat Nagar Chowk,
Model Gram, Ferozepur Road,
Ludhiana H.O. - 141 001
Punjab

10.02.1976

Reported in Inpex-1977 Souvenir

Phone No.: +91-161-2774004

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27
In-charge,
Pondicherry Philatelic Bureau
White Town,
Pondicherry H. O. - 605 001
UT

01.05.1976

Reported in Inpex-1977 Souvenir

Phone No.: +91-413-2336532

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28
In-charge,
Guwahati Philatelic Bureau
Mahatma Gandhi Road, Pan Bazar,
Guwahati G.P.O. - 781 001
Assam

18.11.1976

Reported in Inpex-1977 Souvenir

Phone No.: +91-361-2731170

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29
In-charge,
Coimbatore Philatelic Bureau
Sukrawar Pettai,
Coimbatore H. O.- 641 001
Tamilnadu

21.06.1977

Reported in Inpex-1977 Souvenir

Phone No.: +91-422-2382930

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30
In-charge,
Pune Philatelic Bureau
Sadhu Vaswani Chowk
Pune H. O. - 411 001
Maharashtra

28.08.1977

Reported in Inpex-1977 Souvenir

Phone No.: +91-20-24466660 / 26125516 / 26127825

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31
In-charge,
Ernakulam Philatelic Bureau
Shenoys,
Hospital Road,
Ernakulam H. O. - 682 011
Kerala
01.03.1979 Phone No.: +91-484-2362650
Email: ernakulamho@indiapost.gov.in

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32
Madurai - 625 001

06.09.1981

Reported on page 154 of Philatelic Journal of India, Sep/Oct. 1981

Phone No.:

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33
Tiruchirapalli - 620 001

20.12.1981

Reported on page 58 of Philatelic Journal of India, Mar/Apr. 1982

Phone No.:

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34
Amritsar - 143 001
Punjab

20.01.1982

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Phone No.:

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35
In-charge
Visakhapatnam Philatelic Bureau
Port Area,
Visakhapatnam H.O. - 530 001
Andhra Pradesh

22.04.1982

Reported on Page 158 of India Stamp Journal, June 1982

Phone No.: +91-891-2546250

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36
Gwalior (Lashkar) - 474 001

05.05.1982

Special Cover

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37
Varanasi - 221 001

19.10.1982

Reported on page 204 of Philatelic Journal of India, Nove./Dec. 1982

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38
Agra - 282 001

20.10.1982

Reported on page 204 of Philatelic Journal of India, Nove./Dec. 1982

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39
In-charge,
Vadodara Philatelic Bureau
Kharivav Road,
Near Surya Narayan Mandir, Raopura,
Vadodara H. O. - 390 001
Gujarat

28.02.1983

Special Cover

Phone No.: +91-265-2422449

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In-charge,
Dehradun Philatelic Bureau
Rajpur Road, Ghanta Ghar,
Dehradun G.P.O.- 248 001
Uttarakhand

16.06.1983

Special Cover

Phone No.: +91-135-2710899

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41
In-charge
Panaji Philatelic Bureau
M. G. Road, Patto Colony,
Panaji H. O. - 403 001
Goa
23.11.1983 Phone No.: +91-832-2223704

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42
Bhilai - 490 001

03.02.1984

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43
Kohima - 797 001 27.02.1984
Special Cover
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44
Imphal - 795 001 29.02.1984 Phone No.:

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45
Jodhpur - 342 001

03.08.1984

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46
Agartala - 799 001 01.05.1985 Phone No.:

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47
Mangalore - 575 001

11.09.1989

As per letter of Postmaster, Mangalore

Phone No.:

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48
Rajkot - 360 001 11.04.1990 Phone No.:

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49
Jalandhar City - 144 001

30.07.1990

Only Special Cancellation

Phone No.:

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50
In-Charge
Calicut Philatelic Bureau
Kannur Road, Mananchira,
Calicut - 673 001
Kozhikode
Kerala

15.10.1990

As per letter of Dy. Postmaster, Calicut

Phone No.: +91-495-2724680
Email: srpmcalicut.keralapost@gmail.com

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51
Raipur - 792 001

29.01.1992

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52
In-charge
Vijayawada Philatelic Bureau
BRP Road, Opposite KR Bus Stop,
KR Market, Tarapet,
VIJAYAWADA H.O. - 520 001
Andhra Pradesh

05.01.1995

Special Cover

Phone No.: +91-866-2425869
Email: hovijayawada@gmail.com

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53
In-charge,
Nashik Philatelic Bureau
Warty Colony, Ganjmal,
NASHIK H. O. - 422 001
Maharashtra

01.01.1997

Special Cover

Phone No.: +91-253-2506647

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54
Aizwal - 796 001 01.04.1999 Phone No.:

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55
Jamshedpur - 831 001

11.08.1999

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56
Jabalpur - 482 001 04.12.2000 Phone No.:

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57
In-charge
Belgaum Philatelic Bureau
South Telegraph Road,
BELGAUM H. O. - 590 001
Karnataka

01.03.2001

As per letter of Postmaster, Belgaum

Phone No.: +91-831-2424897

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58
Bhubaneshwar - 751 001

09.10.2001

Special Cover

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59
In-Charge
Udaipur Philatelic Bureau
University Road,
Near Shastri Circle, Ashok Nagar,
UDAIPUR H.O. - 313 001
Rajasthan
09.10.2001 Phone No.: +91-294-2413905
Email: postmasterudaipursc@gmail.com

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Ajmer H.O. - 305 001 16.09.2002 Phone No.:

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61
Mysore H.O. - 570 001

11.10.2002

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62
In-Charge
Thrissur Philatelic Bureau
Municipal Office Road, Koorkenchery,,
Thrissur H.O. - 680 001
(Trichur)
Kerala

04.06.2003

Special Cover, also as per letter of Postmaster, Thrissur / Stamps of India Collectors Companion, Issue no. 119, 5 June 2003.

Phone No.: +91-487-2444820
Email: pmthrissur@gmail.com

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63
Bilaspur H. O. - 495 001

09.10.2003

Special Cover

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64
Muzaffarpur H.O. - 842 001

11.02.2004

Special Cover

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65
Port Blair H.O. - 744 101

01.11.2004

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66
SILIGURI H. O. - 734 001 15.10.2003
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67
RANCHI G.P.O. - 834 001

10.11.2006

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68
PATIALA H. O. - 147 001 27.03.2008 Phone No.:

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69
AURANGABAD H. O. - 431 001
Maharashtra

01.03.2014

Vide Office Memorandum F. No. 1-1/2014-Phil, dated 23rd January 2014.
Special Cover.

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70.
TIRUPATI H. O. - 517 501

01.03.2014

Vide Office Memorandum F. No. 1-1/2014-Phil, dated 23rd January 2014.

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71.
SRINAGAR G.P.O. - 190 001

01.03.2014

Vide Office Memorandum F. No. 1-1/2014-Phil, dated 23rd January 2014.


Inaugurated on 06.03.2014.
Special Cover.

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72.
LEH H. O. - 194 101

01.03.2014

Vide Office Memorandum F. No. 1-1/2014-Phil, dated 23rd January 2014.


Inaugurated on 06.03.2014.
Special Cover.

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73.
BODHGAYA S. O. - 824 231

01.03.2014

Vide Office Memorandum F. No. 1-1/2014-Phil, dated 23rd January 2014.


Inaugurated on 28.03.2014

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74.
NEW DELHI H.P.O. - 110 001

01.03.2014

Vide Office Memorandum F. No. 1-1/2014-Phil, dated 23rd January 2014.

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75.
DELHI G.P.O. - 110 006

01.03.2014

Vide Office Memorandum F. No. 1-1/2014-Phil, dated 23rd January 2014.

Phone No.:

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76.
KRISHNA NAGAR H.P.O. - 110 051

01.03.2014

Vide Office Memorandum F. No. 1-1/2014-Phil, dated 23rd January 2014.

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77.
In-charge,
Gurgaon Philatelic Bureau
Basai Road, Sadar Bazar,
Jacobpura, Sector-12A,
GURGAON H. O. - 122 001
Haryana

01.03.2014

Vide Office Memorandum F. No. 1-1/2014-Phil, dated 23rd January 2014.

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78.
In-charge,
Dharamsala Philatelic Bureau
State Highway 17, Chilgari,
DHARAMASALA H.O. - 176 215
Himachal Pradesh

01.03.2014

Vide Office Memorandum F. No. 1-1/2014-Phil, dated 23rd January 2014.

Phone No.:

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79.
In-charge,
Bareilly Philatelic Bureau
Civil Lines
BAREILLY H. O. - 243 001
Uttar Pradesh

01.03.2014

Vide Office Memorandum F. No. 1-1/2014-Phil, dated 23rd January 2014.

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80.
In-charge,
Gorakhpur Philatelic Bureau
GORAKHPUR H.O. - 273 001
Uttar Pradesh

01.03.2014

Vide Office Memorandum F. No. 1-1/2014-Phil, dated 23rd January 2014.

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81.
In-charge
Nainital Philatelic Bureau
Mallital,
NAINITAL H.O. - 263 001
Uttarakhand

01.03.2014

Vide Office Memorandum F. No. 1-1/2014-Phil, dated 23rd January 2014.

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In-charge
Dhanbad Philatelic Bureau
DHANBAD H. O.
Jharkhand
21.12.2016  
Date of Opening Source: "Philatelic Bureux in India' an article of Mr. Ashok Kumar Bayanwala, Ahmedabad.

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