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Sahitya Akademi Awardees
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Bharat Ratna
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National Film Awardees
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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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I am grateful to Santosh Kumar Lahoti, Kolkata who has kindly shared his experience and knowledge on the subject. He has provided me reference books on the subject of autographs. He has also helped me a lot in obtaining the scans of many autographs.

I am highly thankful to Kolkata-based Gopal Das Agrawal, for making me available the scans of autographs from his collection.

I am thankful to Dhiren Shah, Mumbai who is a collector of autographs since last more than 25 years. I also thank him for gifting me many autographs which he had in double.

My special thanks are to Sanjay Gosalia and Anuj Pakwasa who were kind enough to give me the scans of autographs of Indian Princely State Rulers from their world-renowned collection of Coat-of-Arms and correspondence of Indian Royal celebrities.

I also thank Vinod Talati, Ahmedabad who was the collector of autographs since more than 50 years. He has given me many autographs from his collection and I sincerely thank him here as he is the person who has created the base of my collection.

I also would like to thank Rolf Ramseier, Switzerland who is the member of Universal Autograph Collectors' Club, USA. He has helped me a lot in getting the autographs of many Indian and SAARC Countries’ Celebrities.

I also would like to take a sincere note of the help that my daughter Binali has given me in preparing this book. She had some autographs of renowned Indian Celebrities and she gave them to me which I have incorporated in this book. I also take a sincere note of the support that my son Kunal and his wife Bina has given me in preparing this book. In fact they both are USA based Autograph Collectors. I am highly grateful to Mumbai-based Nupur B. Patel, son-in-law of my brother Raju Thakkar who took great pains in obtaining the autographs of many celebrities for me. I am also thankful to my Coimbtore based co-brother Suresh Mangaldas for helping me in getting some autographs of Personalities of South India.

My special thanks to my wife Rekha who has never grudged for taking away her share of life time and has always extended excellent encouragement and support.

I express my thanks to Abhay Shah, Ahmedabad who is a friend, well wisher and everything for me. His silent support has made me capable to launch this website.

I also thank Farokh Todywalla, Mumbai who has always encouraged me for these types of Projects which educate and create awareness amongst collectors to organize and develop their hobbies.

A number of organizations, friends and colleagues have contributed and helped me in this endeavor. They have either provided the material or their material has been used with gratitude on this website at appropriate places. Although it is not possible to acknowledge their help and contributions individually, I wish to record my thanks to:

  • Ministry of Culture, Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India, New Delhi
  • Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai
  • Children’s Museum Foundation, Amreli, Gujarat
  • Victoria Memorial National Museum, Kolkata
  • Kunal Thakkar, Raleigh, USA
  • Shaunak Madani, Boston, USA
  • Nelson Edward Lewis, Bahrain
  • S. S. Hitkari, New Delhi
  • Pallab Bose, New Delhi
  • Prabir Basu, IAS, (Retd.) & Nibedita Basu, Ahmedabad
  • R. B. Dave, IAS, Ahmedabad
  • Yogesh Lakhani, Sr. Advocate, High Court of Gujarat
  • Anil Relia of Archer Art Gallery, Ahmedabad
  • Shatrughna Jain, Ahmedabad
  • Milan Shah, Ahmedabad
  • Varad Dhaky, Ahmedabad
  • Bharat Shah of Gramophone Club, Ahmedabad
  • Mehul Parekh, Ahmedabad
  • Bipin Pancholi, Ahmedabad
  • Urvi Contractor and Bela Dave, Ahmedabad
  • Mainak Kathiara, Ahmedabad
  • Rajan Vakharia, Ahmedabad
  • Girish Pandya, Ahmedabad
  • Navin Desai, Ahmedabad
  • Khimaram Rayka, Ahmedabad
  • M. V. N. S. Murthy, Chennai
  • D. H. Rao, Chennai
  • Neelkamal Maheshwari, Chennai
  • Major V.Shankar, Chennai
  • Samaptiben Patel, Mumbai
  • Nupur Patel, Mumbai
  • Ashok Patel, Mumbai
  • Rajanikant Thakkar, Mumbai
  • Madhukant Pabari, Mumbai
  • Kishore Jhunjhunwala, Mumbai
  • Kalpana Pushkar Singh, Mumbai
  • Subhash Mehta, Mumbai
  • Vijay Deshpande, Mumbai
  • Jigar Desai, Mumbai
  • Vinodini Kanakia, Pune
  • Sanjay Kumar Joshi, Kolkata
  • Prashant Arora, Kolkata
  • Umashanker Shaw, Kolkata
  • Pravin Panchal, Vidyanagar

My friend Hiral Shah and Dipen Oza have kept no stone unturned to see that this Website becomes best in all respects. My sincere thanks are due to all of them.

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