Rezwan Razack, co-founder and Joint MD of the Prestige Group, recently unveiled South India’s first Museum on currency – ‘Rezwan Razack’s Museum of Indian Paper Money’. The Museum was formally inaugurated on Saturday – 15 February 2020 by Dr. C. Rangarajan - former Governor, Reserve Bank of India. Located on the 2nd floor of Prestige Falcon Towers, in the heart of Bengaluru’s CBD area, the Museum has trained guides to take visitors through the history of currency in India.
Currently, the world’s biggest collector of Indian Paper Money, Rezwan’s collection has been built over 50 years with exhaustive research, culminating in his co-authoring an encyclopedic book, ‘The Revised Standard Reference Guide to Indian Paper Money’, released in 2012. It is today considered the Bible for Indian Paper Money. In 2017, Rezwan authored a second book ‘One Rupee - One Hundred Years 1917-2017’ to mark the 100th Anniversary of the issue of the One Rupee note in India.
Commenting on this momentous occasion, Rezwan said, “The story of money is woven into our very being, uniting us, dividing us, giving us a sense of identity and indeed mapping people or the nation’s powers, progress, crises and triumphs.
This is my attempt to leave behind a legacy that showcases the rich history of India’s journey in currency. I consider it a comprehensive restoration and preservation of an important national heritage. It is also something that numismatists worldwide will benefit from in a large measure. I am very happy that I have been able to realize this dream.”
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