Acharya Kripalani

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Acharya J. B. Kripalani : 1219 Acharya Kripalani [India Stamp 1989]

Issued by India

Issued on Nov 11, 1989

Issued for : The Department of Posts, India is proud to issue a special postage stamp in honour of J. B. Kripalani.

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Watermark : No

Colour : Saffron, Green & GreyBlack

Denomination : 60 Paise

Overall size : 4.06 x 2.73 cms.

Printing size : 3.71 x 2.30 cms.

Perforation : 13½ x 13

Stamps Printed : 1 Million in sheets of 40

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printers : India Security Press

Name : Jivatram Bhagwandas Kripalani

Born on Nov 11, 1888 at Hyderabad, Sindh, British India [now in Pakistan]

Died on Mar 19, 1982 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

About : 

  • Acharya J. B. Kripalani, popularly known as Acharya Kripalani, was born at Hyderabad, Sind, on 11th November, 1888. His academic career was marked by unrest due to his frequent involvement with nationalistic ideas. Having obtained an M.A. in History and Economics he began teaching in 1912 and continued in different places till 1927.
  • In 1917 he first came into contact with Gandhiji during the Champaran Satyagraha which turned him into a fully dedicated nationalist. From 1927 onwards he was engrossed in Ashram work in Gujarat and in the political movements of the Indian National Congress. During his days at Gujarat Vidyapeeth he came to be known as “Acharya”, a name that stayed with him during his lifetime. He served as a General Secretary of the Indian National Congress from 1934 to 1946 and was arrested several times for his part in the National Movements.
  • He was elected Member of the Constituent Assembly of India from 1946 to 1951. He resigned from the Congress in 1951. He resigned from Praja Socialist Party also in 1954 and remained an Independent for the rest of his Parliamentary life. He was elected to the Lok Sabha in 1952, 1957, 1963 and 1967. The Acharya passed away on 19th March, 1982.

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