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Members-Constituent Assembly
Gandhiji & His Associates
Freedom Fighters
British India Officials
Presidents / Vice Presidents
Prime Ministers/Dy. P. Ministers
RBI Governors
Army Officials / High Officials
Sahitya Akademi Awardees
Sangeet Natak Ak. Awardees
Bharat Ratna
Padma Vibhushan
Padma Bhushan
Padma Shri
Nobel Laureates
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Other Award Winners
National Film Awardees
Governors & CMs of States
Eminent Politicians
Other Eminent Personalities
Firsts in India
Indian Personalities Abroad
Film Stars
Film Personalities
Models, Designers, Stylists etc.
TV Stars
TV Personalities
Miss India / World / Universe
World Peace Messages by Celebrities
On our request, many of the celebrities, along with their autographs, have sent the World Peace Messages.
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Praful K. Thakkar, IAS (Retd.) was with the Government of Gujarat, India for more than 30 years. He has worked in various capacities as Collector, Commissioner and Secretary to the Government of Gujarat in various departments. He has graduated with philosophy as his main subject and is a lover of Indian Culture. He has written a few books in Gujarati on various facets of Indian Culture. He has also written a few Collector's Guides for numismatic, philatelic and autograph collectors' fraternity.

1. Collector's Guide to Indian Canteen Tokens
2. Collector's Guide to Membership Badges of Turf & Race Clubs of India
3. Collector's Guide to Chronologies of Sultans, Rulers & Colonial Heads of India
4. 'Chapras'- Collector's Guide to Belt Buckles, Badges & Badge Plates of India
5. Collector's Guide to First Day Covers & Folders of India
1947-1964 Official & Private
6. Glimpses of Indian Autographs

All the above books have received a very warm response from all over the world.

He has been an ardent collector of autographs and numismatic and para-numismatic items for more than 50 years. He is a seasoned collector of Indian coins, medals, tokens, badges, weights, passes etc. To preserve classic heritage of Indian Culture for the posterity, he has established the Thakkar Numismatic and Art Foundation with a motto of 'Share the Knowledge-Spread the Knowledge.'

In consonance with this motto and with a view to give a proper thematic dimension to the hobby of Autograph collection, he has created this website. He himself has a very good thematic collection of autographs of Indian/World celebrities. For him this hobby of thematic autograph collection is the hobby for health and happiness. And therefore, the symbolic slogan for this website is 'Hobby is for Health & Hobby is for Happiness'. He tries to share his knowledge, experience and happiness with all the collectors by presenting this gallery.

He is the Life Member of the Autograph Collectors Club of India, Kolkata.

Cricket Captains
Wisden Cricketers
Cricket Players
Scholars & Scientists
Sport Personalities
Music Maestros
Poets & Writers
Media Personalities
Industrialists & Businessmen
Saints & Masters
Celebrity Families
Rulers of Indian Princely States
Autographs with ‘Little Plus’
Art in Autograph
Autographs - Stamps - Coins
SAARC Personalities
World Nobel Laureates
World Cricket Players
World Celebrities - Political
World Celebrities - Sports
World Celebrities - TV / Films
World Celebrities - Literature
World Celebrities - Music
World Celebrities - Space
World Celebrities - Fashion
World Celebrities - Business
World Celebrities - Others
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