At last, the humble rupee has a symbol.
After delaying its verdict by many weeks, a five-man jury finally chose IIT post-graduate D Udaya Kumar's design as the symbol of the Indian currency from shortlisted entries in an all-India contest late on Wednesday.
Kumar's symbol is formed by the merger of the Devanagari 'Ra' and the Roman capital 'R' without the stem.
Text: Sify News Desk
Image: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) research scholar D Udaya Kumar displays the symbol of the rupee which he designed.
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