Indian Rupee gets a Symbol

The Indian Rupee has finally got its official symbol, thus giving Rupee a distinct identity and international recognition. Currently, Indian Rupee is abbreviated as Re, Rs or INR.

Rupee symbol - Udaya

The Rupee symbol is inspired from the Devanagari ‘Ra’ and the Roman capital ‘R’ which depicts the culture and ethos of India. The design by IIT post-graduate D Udaya Kumar is chosen as final from among five shortlisted symbols.

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7 Responses

  1. abhishek says:

    Its a proud moment for indian currency which will have a new look to the world

  2. JK says:

    Yes it’s a proud moment for Indian currency!

  3. Saket says:

    Wierd, Among the 5 final designs which i saw on labnol didn’t include this design :- :S

  4. Sarpras says:

    I want to buy keyboard with rupee symbol.

  5. suby cherian says:

    The official symbol is nice one
    Its simple and looking nice aswell

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