Aruna Asaf Ali

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Anniversary of Aruna Ganguly :

India Stamp 1998, Aruna GangulyIssued by India

Issued on Jul 16, 1998

Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative stamp on Aruna Asaf Ali.

Credits :
Stamp :
Sankha Samanta
FDC & Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Single Colour

Denomination : 300 Paise

Overall Size : 3.91 x 2.90 Cms.

Printing Size : 3.91 x 2.90 Cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated stamp Paper in sheets 50.8 x 53.5 cms.

Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

Name : Aruna Ganguly

Born on Jul 16, 1909 at Kalka, Punjab, British India

Died on Jul 29, 1996 at New Delhi, India

About : 

  • She became a member of its Central Committee and a Vice President of the All India Trade Union Congress. In 1958 she left the Communist Party of India and was elected Delhi‘s first Mayor. She re-joined the Congress party in 1964 but ceased to play any active part in politics.
  • Aruna Asaf Ali, selfless, sensitive and emotional, charming in her manners, radical in her views, belonged to the heroic age of India’s freedom movement. She could not adjust herself with political realities when that heroic age was over and finally chose to live in retirement in New Delhi, till her death on 29th July, 1996. She was awarded the Lenin prize for peace in 1975 and the Jawahar Lal Nehru award for International understanding for 1991.

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