India Got Its Own Rupee Symbol

Hi! Everyone, hope you all are fine.
In this post I am going to talk about the New Indian Rupee Symbol. On 5th March, 2009 the Indian Government announced a contest for a New Symbol for Indian Rupee with a prize of Rs 2.5 lakh for the winner and 25,000 for the top 5 shortlisted designs and Jury has shortlisted 5 designs and in that one design has been selected by the Cabinet on July 15th, 2010, which will be the Official Indian Rupee Symbol is submitted by an IIT post-graduate D Udaya Kumar with more than one design.

The participant has been told to design a symbol that should be applicable to any standard keyboard and have the Hindi alphabet “र (Ra)” with Two lines. Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said: Two lines reflect and capture the Indian ethos and culture.


The Indian Rupee symbol is on the left, on the right top D Udaya Kumar and on the right bottom Ambika Soni.

Devanagari “Ra” and the Roman capital ‘R’ without the stem and has two parallel lines running at the top.

It not have been disclosed yet that when we can see the symbol on notes, stamps, ETC but hope we can see the symbol within six months of time frame in India, but it will take two years of time to get recognize Internationally.

Update: This designs are made by chethstudios.net

Please let us know what you feel about New Indian Rupee Symbol by commenting bellow.

5 thoughts on “India Got Its Own Rupee Symbol”

  1. Good To Visit this blog, you very well presented the news here, about the symbol its really designed well and is very meaningfully made it. All the best to the designer Uday Kumar.
    Keep it up my dear friend.
    Best Regards
    Philip Verghese 'Ariel'
    Secunderabad

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