Srinivasa Ramanujan 1962

A commemorative postage stamp on the 75th Birth Anniversary of Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920) :

India Stamp 1962, Indian mathematicianIssued by India

Issued on Dec 22, 1962

Issued for : The P & T Department feels privileged in bringing out a commemoration stamp in honour of this great son of India on the occasion of his 75th birth anniversary which falls on December 22, 1962.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Raw Sienna

Denomination : 15 nP

Size : 3.3 x 2.9 cms.

Perforation : 13½ x 14

Watermark : All over multiple ‘Lion Capital of Asoka

No. of Stamps Printed : 2.5 million

Set : 42 Stamps per issue sheet

Printing Process : Photogravure

Designed and printed at : India Security Press, Nasik Road

Name : Srinivasa Ramanujan

Born on Dec 22, 1887 at Erode, Madras Presidency, British India [now Tamil Nadu, India]

Died on Apr 26, 1920 at Kumbakonam, Madras Presidency, British India [now Tamil Nadu, India]

About : 

  • Writing about Ramanujan in The Discovery of India our worthy Prime Minister Shri Jawaharlal Nehru says:

    Mathematics in India inevitably makes one think of one extraordinary figure of recent times. This was Srinivasa Ramanujan. Born in a poor Brahmin family in South India, having no opportunities for a proper education, he became a clerk in the Madras Port Trust. But he was bubbling over with some irrepressible quality of instinctive genius and played about with numbers and equations in his spare time. By a lucky chance he attracted the attention of a mathematician who sent some of his amateur work to Cambridge in England. People there were impressed and a scholarship was arranged for him. So he left his clerk’s job and went to Cambridge and during a very brief period there did work of profound value and amazing originality. The Royal Society of England went rather out of their way and made him a Fellow, but he died two years later, probably of tuberculosis, at the age of thirtythree. Professor Julian Huxley has, I believe, referred to him somewhere as the greatest mathematician of the century.

  • Ramanujan was a pure mathematician of the highest order, who worked on the theory of numbers, a theory which is the queen of mathematics. Another problem which engaged Ramanujan’s attention was that of the partition of whole numbers. Nature had gifted Ramanujan with an uncanny memory which he put entirely at the service of numbers. As a result he remembered the idiosyncrasies of every one of the first 10000 integers to an extent that each one of them became his personal friend. He belonged to that school of mathematicians who consider that mathematics with its inaccessibility to application and consequent freedom from abuse like cricket is merely a game, one of manipulating symbols according to given rules.
  • His work and the work of other mathematicians on Riemanns zetafunction, done in another context, has now been geared to the technological mill. It has been applied to the theory of pyrometry, the investigation of temperature of furnaces aimed at building better blast furnaces.
  • The mathematicians of the Atomic Energy Commission and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research are looking into his collected works on mock-theta functions, modular equations, identities, theories of continued fractions and elliptic functions or some other of his numerous creations for possible use in atomic research.
  • The great mathematician Hardy, Ramanujan’s discoverer and collaborator in Cambridge, wrote : I still say to myself when I am depressed and find myself forced to listen to pompous and tiresome people, ‘Well, I have done one thing you could never have done, and that is to have collaborated with both Littlewood and Ramanujan on something like equal terms.
  • No greater tribute could be offered to Ramanujan’s mathematical genius.

Jagjit Singh

Complete set of 2  nos. commemorative postage stamp on Jagjit Singh :

India Senenat Stamp 2014, Jagmohan Singh Dhiman, Ghazal KingIssued by India

Issued on Feb 8, 2014

Type : Setenant set of 2 StampsMint condition

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 500 & 2000 Paise

Stamps Printed : 0.41 million each

Printing Process : Wet Offset

Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad

Name : Jagmohan Singh Dhiman

Born on Feb 8, 1941 at Sri Ganganagar, Bikaner State, Rajputana Agency, British India [now Rajasthan, India]

Died on Oct 10, 2011 at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Bhai Kanhaiyaji

A commemorative postage stamp on the 350th Birth Anniversary of Bhai Kanhaiya (Bhai Sahib) :

India Stamp 1998, Bhai Kanhaiya Sahib, Sevapanthi, Sewa panthi, SikhIssued by India

Issued on Sep 18, 1998

Issued for : The Department of Post is happy to issue a stamp in honour of Bhai Kanhaiyaji.

Design : An Award has been instituted in memory of Bhai Kanhaiyaji to honour the individuals/organisations who serve mankind in the same spirit of devotion and selflessness. The stamp depicts Bhai Kanhaiyaji spreading the message of universal brotherhood, as the water server. The F.D.C. depicts Bhai Kanhaiyaji receiving the box of ointment from Guru Govind Singh Ji.

Credits :
Stamp
 : Based on souvenir released at the presentation of the “Bhai Kanhaiya Award”.
FDC : P. P. Rojouria
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Single Colour

Denomination :200 Paise

Overall size : 4.06 x 2.73 Cms.

Printing size : 3.71 x 2.38 Cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in reels 47 cms.

Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million

Number per issue sheet : 40

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

Name : Bhai Kanhaiya

Born on 1648

Died on 1718

About : 

  • This inspired a group of volunteers who worked under the guidance of Bhai Kanhaiyaji,  who thus became a forerunner of the Red Cross movement which Sir Henry Dunant founded about 160 years later.
  • Bhai Kanhaiyaji went to Kehwa (Near Attock), when Guru Govind Singh Ji left Anandpur Sahib. He continued to serve the people and devoted his remaining life to preach and practise teaching of the Sikh Gurus till he left the World at the age of 71 years, while listening to the sacred hymns of Guru Granth Sahib Ji. He left behind a unique movement of “Sewa Panthi” which literally means people devoted to service of humanity.
  • The message of Bhai Kanhaiya’s mission, enshrined in Guru Granth Sahib Ji – Na Ko Bairi Nahin Bigana, Sagal Sang Ham Ko Ban Aiyee, continues to be as relevant, today.
  • Text : Based on souvenir released at the presentation of the “Bhai Kanhaiya Award”.

Lokanayak Omeo Kumar Das

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Anniversary of Lok Nayak Amiyo Kumar Das :

India Stamp 1998, Amiyo Kumar DasIssued by India

Issued on May 21, 1998

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Single Colour

Denomination : 300 Paise

Overall size : 3.34 x 2.88 Cms.

Printing size : 2.987 x 2.524 Cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in reels 47 cms. width

Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million

Number per issue sheet : 42

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

Name : Omeo Kumar Das

Born on May 21, 1895 at Nagaon, Assam, India

Died on Jan 23, 1975 at Guwahati, Assam, India

Evershed Effect

A commemorative postage stamp on Centenary of the Discovery of the Evershed Effect (Radial Flow of Gas across the Photospheric Surface of Sunspots) :

India Stamp 2008, John Evershed, centenary, discovery, solar, SunIssued by India

Issued on Dec 2, 2008

Issued for : India Post is proud to issue commemorative postage stamp on centenary of the discovery of Evershed Effect.

Credits :
Stamp
& FDC : Suresh Kumar
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Mint condition

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million

Printing Process : Wetoffset

Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad

About : 

  • Earlier studies had concentrated on spots near the central meridian of the SunEvershed was the first to observe spots at various positions, up to 50 degrees, on either side of the central meridian. He found that the line displacements were more pronounced in the penumbral regions of the spots which are closer to the limb of the Sun. This clearly showed that the flow of the gases was radially outward parallel to the surface of the Sun. Evershed’s discovery is the forerunner of many important discoveries which connect the velocities and magnetic fields on the surface of the Sun, which has given rise to the entire field of solar magneto hydrodynamics. Evershed’s work established the reputation of Kodaikanal as one of the best solar observatories in the world. In 1913, Evershed visited Kashmir for three months and found the observing conditions in the Kashmir Valley excellent for solar work. He established a temporary observatory near Srinagar in 1915-16 obtaining very high-quality photographs of prominences and sunspots.
  • During the hundred years since Evershed’s discovery, our understanding of the solar phenomena and the solar-terrestrial relations has grown enormously. It has profoundly influenced diverse fields of science and great benefits have been derived from these studies. Solar space missions have further enriched our knowledge of the complex processes taking place on the solar surface and their impact on the interplanetary space and our terrestrial environment.
  • Text : As per the material provided by the proponent.

B. N. Reddi

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of B. N. Reddy :

India Stamp 2008, Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy, Telugu film industryIssued by India

Issued on Nov 16, 2008

Issued for : India Post is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp on B. N. Reddi.

Credits :
Stamp,
 FDC Cancellation : Nenu Gupta

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million

Printing Process : wetoffset

Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad

Name : Bommireddy Narasimha Reddy

Born on Dec 2, 1908 at Kothapalli village, Pulivendula municipality, Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, India

Died on Nov 8, 1977 at Chennai, India

About : 

  • When he made films on rural unemployment and widow remarriage, people have identified his films as vanguard of new cinematic value. Throughout his three-decade film career he never compromised for the sake of commercialization and opted out of film-making when he found that he did not fit into changing scenario. His Vauhini films were identified with artistic and socially purposeful films. His expensive Vauhini Studios, later merged with Vijaya Studios, was one of its kind in South Asia. His memory is etched deep in the memory of Telugu psyche through his timeless classic Malliswari (1951). In 1954 came Bangaru Papa, a film based on George Eliot‘s Sailan Mariner, which won international acclaim. Charlie Chaplin who had seen this film in London had said that Eliot would have been the happiest man, if he could see.
  • B. N. Reddi has been popular with the audience winning public acclaim. Government of India and State Government recognized his contribution and awarded Padmabhushan in 1974.
  • B. N. Reddi won Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 1975 becoming first person in Telugu film industry and second person from South India to win this award.
  • B. N. Reddi was also a Member of Legislative Council of Andhra Pradesh between 1958 and 1963.
  • B. N. Reddi died on 8th November, 1977 but his legacy lives on.
  • Text : As per the material provided by the proponent.

Gurunath Bewoor

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Sir Gurunath Venkatesh Bewoor :

India Stamp 1989Issued by India

Issued on Nov 20, 1989

Description of design : The stamp has been designed by the India Security Press, Nashik Road, based on photographs furnished by Gen. G.G. Bewoor, PVSM, (Retd.). First day cover design is by Sankha Samantha. Alka Sharma has designed the cancellation.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Single colour

Denomination : 60 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Indigenous un W/M Gr. Coated stamp paper

Number Printed : 10,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed : India Security Press

Name : Gurunath Venkatesh Bewoor

Born on Nov 20, 1888 at Bevoor village, Bijapur district, Bombay Presidency, British India [now in Bagalkot district, Karnataka, India]

Died on 1950

About : 

  • He served as Post Master General at Patna, Nagpur and Bombay till his posting as Director General in 1934. In 1941, he was appointed Secretary, Posts and Air Department and in 1946 was Member of the Viceroy’s Executive Council in the Caretaker Government, and soon thereafter retired from the I.C.S., thus ending his 24 years association with the Department. He was knighted for his services.
  • He submitted a report, after scientifically gauging work in Post Offices, on which a formula was introduced in 1929 known as “Bewoor Time Test”.
  • Text based on : Inamdar in Dictionary of National Biography.

Dargah Sharif, Ajmer 1989

A commemorative postage stamp on the Ajmer Sharif Dargah (Tomb of Sufi Saint Khwaja Moinuddin Hasan Chisti) :

India Stamp 1989, Gharib Nawaz Moinuddin Chishti Issued by India

Issued on Feb 13, 1989

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 100 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported unwatermarked adhesive gravure coated stamp paper

Number Printed : 15,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed : India Security Press

Guru Amar Das

A commemorative postage stamp on the 500th Birth Anniversary of Guru Amar Das, 3rd Sikh Guru :

India Stamp 1979, Goindwal, Punjab, SikhismIssued by India

Issued on Dec 21, 1979

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 30 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 X 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 X 13

Watermark : Printed on coated adhesive stamp paper

Number printed : 50,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing process : Photogravure

Designed and printed at : India Security Press

Name : Amar Das

Born on May 5, 1479 at Basarke village, Amritsar district, Punjab, India

Died on Sep 1, 1574 at Goindval, Punjab, India

About : 

  • From the One Lord
    Have come forth all different forms, shapes and hues.
    — Guru Amar Das, the Guru Granth Sahib, p. 160
  • 1979 marks the quincentenary of the birth of Guru Amar Das, a spiritual teacher with a rare mystical insight and wide human sympathy. He was one of the Ten Gurus or prophet-teachers of the Sikh faith. Third in line from Guru Nanak, the founder, he carried his teaching of universal love and equality of mankind to the far corners of India. He lived a simple and holy life. In personal humility and seva, deeds of self-giving love and service, he set standards scarcely equalled. He was a superb poet and wrote chaste Punjabi verse of deep spiritual intuition and of moral and humanitarian import. His bani, 907 sublime hymns, is still preserved in the Guru Granth Sahib, the sacred scripture of the Sikhs.
  • Guru Amar Das inherited the light from Guru Angad, the Second Guru of the Sikh faith. He was his senior in age by 25 years, yet he proved to be a true disciple. He was born on May 5, 1479, at the village of Basarke, near Amritsar, and was the eldest of the four sons of Baba Tej Bhan. He shared the family’s religious zeal and year after year made pilgrimage to Hardwar to bathe in the sacred waters. This he did without fail until as he was once returning from his holy duty, he was reproached by a sadhu for not owning a Guru. Without a Guru or enlightener all his exertions, he was told, must remain abortive. Since that day Amar Das had been in search of a teacher.
  • One day he happened to listen to the bani of Guru Nanak being recited. He felt enchanted and desired to see the Guru who sat in Guru Nanak’s place. As he was escorted to Guru Angad’s presence, he at once knew that he had found what he had been in search of. For him this was the beginning of a new life. He was old, yet he took to the teaching of the Guru with vigorous zeal. He performed his daily devotions and derived special joy from rendering service to the Guru. He brought water from the river every morning for his bath. He served food in the GurukaLangar or community refectory and fetched firewood from the forest. His life was an example of humility and devotion. Guru Angad acknowledged the perfection he had achieved by proclaiming him the future Guru.
  • Guru Amar Das entered upon the office of Guru on Guru Angad’s passing away in 1552. To spread the message on Guru Nanak, he created a well-knit ecclesiastical system and set up 22 manjis, dioceses or preaching-districts, covering different parts of India. He appointed the first days of the months of Baisakh and Magh as well as Divali for the followers to gather at Goindwal which was his permanent seat of residence. Here at Goindwal he had a baoli, a well with 84 steps, dug and this became an important point of pilgrim interest. Guru Amar Das laid down simple ceremonies and rites for birth, marriage and death. He gave special attention to the amelioration of the position of women. The removal of the disadvantages to which they had been subject became an urgent concern. He assigned to women the responsibility of supervising the communities of disciples in certain sectors. The customs of purdah and sati were discouraged. The Guru-ka-Langar where all sat together to eat irrespective of the differences of caste and of high and low, gained still further renown in Guru Amar Das’s time. The Guru expected every visitor to partake of food in it before seeing him.

India on International Commission on Large Dams

A commemorative postage stamp on the Golden Jubilee of International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) :

International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), India stamp 1979 picIssued by India

Issued on Oct 29, 1979

Issued for : Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department is happy to commemorate the Golden Jubilee Congress of the ICOLD by issuing a postage stamp.

Description of Design : An aerial view of the Hirakud Dam on the Mahanadi in Orissa State is depicted on the stamp. It is the largest earth dam in the country. It is nearly 25.5 kilometres long and 61 metres high. Its gross storage capacity is 8100 million cubic metres spread over 746 square kilometres. Besides generating power, its irrigation potential covers 253747 hectares.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Red Brown & Blue Green

Denomination : 30 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 X 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 X 13

Watermark : Printed on watermarked stamp paper

Number printed : 30,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing process : Photogravure

Designed and printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • In an agricultural country like ours, the farmers, while anxiously scanning the skies for the gathering monsoon clouds which will bring welcome showers to the parched land, cast wistful glances at the rivers, occasionally in turbulent rush to meet the sea but frequently flowing placidly on their endless journey. The attempts to harness the rivers for irrigation go centuries back to the 2nd Century A.D. when the Grand Anicut across the river Kaveri in Tamil Nadu was built. Still in good repair, this missionary weir on sand foundation is serving nearly half a million hectares. Another pioneer of storage structures on rivers in the South, Sir Arthur Cotton constructed the Godavari Anicut in 1853.
  • During the last quarter of the last century three large dams, the 60 metre high Khadakvasla Dam (completed in 1879) and the 53 metre high Periyar Dam (completed in 1897) brought into its own the large storage structures on rivers for irrigation purposes. During the first half of this century, there were hardly 30 dams of 30 metre or more in height. However, since 1947 more than 270 dams of height of 30 metre or more were taken up and out of them 167 have been completed. Some of the notable large dams are Bhakra, Nagarjunasagar, Hirakud, Rihand, Tungabhadra, Gandhisagar, Ranapratapsagar, Damoder Valley dams, etc.
  • In 1928 an international non-governmental organisation called the International Commission on Large Dams was set up to facilitate exchange of information and experience on planning, designing, constructing and maintaining large dams. The Commission, comprising 71 member-States at present, functions through the national committees of the participating countries. The Central Board of Irrigation & Power under the Ministry of Agriculture & Irrigation functions as the Indian National Committee. The 13th Congress of the Commission being held in New Delhi from 29 October to 2 November 1979 marks the Golden Jubilee of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD).

Modern Indian Paintings 1978

Complete Set of 4 nos of commemorative postage stamps on the Modern Painters of India :

India Stamp 1978, Two VaishnavasIndia Stamp 1978, The MosqueIndia Stamp 1978, Head imageIndia Stamp 1978, Hill Women picIssued by India

Issued on Mar 23, 1978

Issued for : The Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department is happy to bring out a series of four special postage stamps on Modern Indian Paintings.

Description of Design :
The paintings depicted are :
(1) Two Vaishnavas by Jamini Roy (25 P)
(2) The Mosque by Sailoz Mookherjea (50 P)
(3) Head by Rabindranath Tagore (100 P)
(4) Hill Women by Amrita Sher Gil (200 P)

The design of the First Day Cover depicts the painting titled ‘Words and Symbolsby K.C.S. Panicker. (Courtesy: National Gallery of Modern Art.)

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 25, 50, 100 & 200 Paise

Overall size : 4.82 x 4.06 cms.

Printing size : 4.44 x 3.66 cms.

Perforation : 14 x 14

Watermark : Unwatermarked paper

Number printed :
25 P. : 50,00,000
50 P. : 30,00,000
100 P. : 20,00,000
200 P. : 20,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 50

Printing Process : Photogravure

Designed and printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • Against the background of over 5,000 years of Indian artistic tradition, the history of contemporary Indian art may seem but a fraction. Nonetheless, its development is spectacular despite many vicissitudes. It is generally accepted that the image of contemporary Indian art has substantial acquired its characteristics during the post-Independence period, although one may trace its origin to the earlier years of the century against the chequered backdrop of Abanindranath Tagore and the Indian renaissance, Ravi Varma and his like-the academic realists in the Western manner-and the Company School which filled the scene following the decline of the Indian miniature tradition. Contemporary Indian art is distinguished by a plurality of expression that may baffle one initially but will sort itself out with familiarity and careful study. Basically, the contemporary Indian artist shares the tremendous spirit of adventure and freedom of artistic expression with his counterparts the world over and with this an eclectic approach to technical problems and the high degree of individualism which is perhaps the most significant gift of the modern age. The pioneers such as Rabindranath Tagore, Abanindranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, and Amrita Sher Gil are already legend. Those who have come after them and who have made a significant contribution are not numerous, but quite substantial. The search and experiment is still on. And there is more than a sign of the coming of age of the contemporary artist.
  • Jamini Roy (1887-1972)

    He was born in 1887 in Bankura district, West Bengal. He joined the Government School of Arts and Crafts, Calcutta in 1903. Jamini Roy was awarded Padma Bhushan in 1955 and became Fellow of the Lalit Kala Akademi in 1956. He received Hon. D. Litt. in 1967. Jamini Roy is quite a phenomenon in contemporary Indian art. He will always be remembered for his outstanding contribution as an arts but inspired several artists to take a deeper interest in the unsophisticated people and their art. His own work is exemplary in this regard has earned for him the position of a pioneer. He died in 1972.

  • Sailoz Mookherjea (1907-1960)

    He studied art in Calcutta and had his first One-Man Show in 1937. Sailoz Mookherjea travelled in Europe in 1937-38, after on, in Sikkim and Tibet. He came to Delhi in 1945. Sailoz exhibited extensively winning several awards and prizes. Both as a painter and as a man he won the heart of many an artist and became a father figure. His work was deeply inspired by people and the environment. Despite his eclecticism, he always remained at once both personal and universal.

  • Amrita Sher Gil (1913-1941)

    Amrita Sher Gil was born of a Hungarian mother and Indian father. She was educated in India till she left for Paris in 1929 and joined the Ecole Nationale des Beaux Arts. She was deeply stirred by the Post-Impressionist Cezanne and Gauguin in particular. Irrespective of the excellence of some of her earlier works, Sher Gil will be principally remembered for her later work which is deeply inspired by Indian people and landscape. The major portion of her work is now permanently housed in the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi.

  • Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

    Rabindranath Tagore was sixty-seven years of age when he started painting in 1928. Between then and 1941 he produced some 2000 paintings. The National Gallery of Modern Art has devoted a special section to his work. Most of his paintings are done with inks, crayons and gouache colours on paper. His unorthodox ways as an artists opened new vistas to younger artists. His disregard for literary content and his reliance on the unconscious contributed likewise to a radical change in the general outlook of art.

  • Text : S. A. Krishnan

Senapati Bapat

A commemorative postage stamp on the Death Anniversary of Senapati Pandurang Mahadev Bapat : Personalities Stamps Series 1977 :

India Stamp 1977, Pandurang Mahadev Bapat, Mulshi satyagrahaIssued by India

Issued on Nov 28, 1977

Issued for : The Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department is privileged to bring out stamps in memory of these great sons of India.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 25 Paise

Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.

Printing Size : 3.55 X 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Watermark : Unwatermarked paper

Number Printed : 30,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Designed and Printed at : India Security Press

Name : Pandurang Mahadev Bapat

Born on Nov 12, 1880 at Parner, Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India

Died on Nov 28, 1967

About : 

  • Pandurang Mahadev Bapat, popularly known as Senapati Bapat – owing to his revolutionary role in freedom struggle – was born on November 12, 1880 in Parner (Maharashtra). He had a brilliant academic career and after graduation proceeded to England for studies in Engineering on a scholarship. He campaigned in England for India’s independence and these activities led to the Bombay University withdrawing the scholarship.
  • Bapat returned to India in 1908 and went to Calcutta to meet the Maniktola group of revolutionaries in Bengal. Later he went underground for four years to avoid arrest in the Maniktola Bomb case.
  • From 1913 to 1920, Bapat engaged himself in social work. He took an active part in politics and was the sub-editor of Lokmanya Tilak‘s Maratha.
  • Bapat’s life was a saga of struggle and suffering. In 1921, he led the famous Mulshi Satyagraha. The movement was so revolutionary that it earned him the title Senapati. He spent nearly two decades in prison for his part in the freedom struggle.
  • After independence, Bapat played a significant role in the struggle for Samyukta Maharashtra and took part in the Goa liberation movement.
  • Senapati Bapat was also an erudite scholar. His published works include commentaries on Bhagwat Gita and the Upanishads and translations from Sri Aurobindo.
  • Bapat died on November 28, 1967.

Jotirao Phooley

A commemorative postage stamp on the Death Anniversary of Mahatma Jyotirao Phule : Personalities Stamps Series 1977 :

India Stamp 1977, Jyotirao Phule, MaharashtraIssued by India

Issued on Nov 28, 1977

Issued for : The Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department is privileged to bring out stamps in memory of these great sons of India.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 25 Paise

Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.

Printing Size : 3.55 X 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Watermark : Unwatermarked paper

Number Printed : 30,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Designed and Printed at : India Security Press

Name : Jyotirao Govindrao Phule

Born on Apr 11, 1827 at Katgun, Khatav taluka, Satara district, Maharashtra, India

Died on Nov 28, 1890 at Pune, Maharashtra, India

About : 

  • Jotirao Phooley was born in Pune in 1827 in a poor peasant family. His father was Govindrao and mother Chimnabai. Jotirao began his studies at the age of seven in Marathi school and later went to a Scottish Mission School where he completed his studies in 1847.
  • The young Jotirao was full of energy, spirit and ambition. He read avidly about the lives of Shivaji and George Washington and was inspired by their heroism and love for the motherland. Another great influence on Jotirao was the book Rights of Man by Thomas Paine. He decided to devote his life to the task of helping the down trodden to break their shackles of bondage.
  • In 1848 Phooley started a school the doors of which he threw open to the ‘untouchables’ and a Girls’ School despite much opposition from certain quarters.
  • Jotirao carried on a crusade against caste system. In 1873 he founded SatyaShodhak Samaj for spreading the message of emancipation of exploited masses and the weaker sex. Phooley also laboured for the amelioration of the lot of Indian peasants. He firmly believed in the axiom ‘Truth Alone Triumphs’.
  • Jotirao Phooley died on November 28, 1890.

India on World Cup Football Mexico

A commemorative postage stamp on the 1986 FIFA World Cup :

India Stamp 1986 sports games picIssued by India

Issued on May 31, 1986

Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a special stamp on the occasion of World Cup Football ’86 to be held in Mexico.

Description of Designs : A special stamp of 500 P denomination has been designed by Kumari Vandana Joshi. The first day Cover and the cancellation design has been prepared by Smt. Alka Sharma.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Multi colour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Overall size : 4.06 x 2.73 cms.

Printing size : 3.71 x 2.38 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Unwatermarked P.G. matt coated gummed paper

Number printed : 15,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 40

Printing process : Photogravure

Printed at : India Security Press

About : 

  • Interest in international football began in 1872, when the first match between any two countries was played. This was Scotland Vs England in Glasgow. The idea of the World Cup was, however, conceived in France. Its true parents were, indeed, two Frenchmen: Jules Rimet, after whom it was first named and Henri Delaunay. Rimet was the President of the French Federation FFF for 30 years from its beginning in 1919 and President of FIFA, the Federation Internationale des Football Association, from 1920 to 1954.
  • The very first meeting of FIFA took place in Paris in 1904, and decided that it alone had the right to organise a world championship. This right was not to be exercised for twenty six years. In 1920, at FIFA’s Antwerp Congress, concurrent with the Olympic Games, the idea of a World Cup, previously much debated, was accepted in principle. In 1924, at the Paris Olympics, the FIFA meeting discussed it in more serious detail, while a dazzling and hitherto obscure Uruguayan side walked off with the trophy of soccer tournament.
  • In 1930, the first World Cup Tournament was held in which thirteen countries took part, only three being from Europe. Today, there are no fewer than 150 nations who are members of FIFA, the world governing body whose headquarters are in Zurich.
  • The World Cup with its finals every four years following the example of Olympic Games is firmly enconsed in the world of sports and is now simply called the FIFA World Cup. The competition has been held in Uruguay (1930), Italy (1934), France (1938), Brazil (1950), Switzerland (1954), Sweden (1958), Chile (1962), England (1966), Mexico (1970), West Germany (1974), Argentina (1978), Spain (1982) and now is scheduled for Mexico in 1986.

Abdul Qaiyum Ansari

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of A. Q. Ansari :

India Stamp 2005, Momin MovementIssued by India

Issued on Jul 1, 2005
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Multicolour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Name : Abdul Qaiyum Ansari

Born on Jul 1, 1905 at DehrionSone, Bihar, India

Died on Jan 18, 1973 at Amiawar, Bihar, India

Prabodh Chandra

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Anniversary of Prabodh Chandra :

India Stamp 2005, Punjab Pradesh CongressIssued by India

Issued on Oct 24, 2005

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Multicolor

Denomination : 500 Paise

Name : Prabodh Chandra

Born on Oct 24, 1911 at Rawalpindi, Punjab, British India [now Pakistan]

Died on Feb 8, 1986

Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of P. C. Mahalanobis :

India Stamp 1993, Planning Commission, Indian Statistical Institute, ISIIssued by India

Issued on Jun 29, 1993

Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a stamp in honour of this great statistician.

Design : The FDC depicting the cover of the Second Five-Year Plan Document, is a tribute to his contributions to the Five-Year Plans, and also recalls his famous D2 statistic.

Design Credits :
Stamp : India Security Press, Nashik
FDC & Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Single Colour

Denomination : 100 Paise

Overall size : 4.06 x 2.73 cms.

Printing size : 3.71 x 2.38 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Indigenous un W/M gravure coated gummed Stamp paper in sheet 50.8 x 53.5 cms.

Number of stamps Printed : 0.6 Million

Number per issue sheet : 40

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press

Name : Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

Born on Jun 29, 1893 at Calcutta, Bengal, British India

Died on Jun 28, 1972 at Calcutta, West Bengal, India

About : 

  • From 1952 to 1967 he was closely associated with the Indian Planning process. The Draft Second Five-Year Plan, prepared by Mahalanobis, marks a critical watershed in the evolution of planning in developing countries and has served as a model for all subsequent Five-Year Plans in India.
  • Mahalanobis received numerous awards from academic societies all over the world. He was also honoured with Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India. Mahalanobis was a multi-faced personality and he was a great lover of art and literature. He was closely associated with the poet Rabindranath Tagore and was one of the two Secretaries of Vishwabharati when it was founded. He wrote a number of literary and philosophical articles in Bengali and English.
  • Text Source :– Ministry of Planning, Department of Statistics.