Bal Bhadra Kunwar

A commemorative postage stamp on Captain Balbhadra Kunwar :

232-bal-bhadra-kunwar-nepal-stamp-1970Issued by Nepal

Issued on Apr 14, 1970 [1st Baishak 2027]

Issued by : His Majesty’s Government, Postal Services Department, Nepal Philatelic Bureau, G.P.O., Kathmandu

Designer : K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Re 1/- (One Rupee)

Colour : Sepia & Red Purple

Size : Double decimal 4.06 x 2.28 cms.

Perforation : 14 x 14½ (Horizontal design)

Paper : Unwatermarked Adhesive stamp Paper on Reels

Quantity : 5,00,000 stamps

Number of stamps to a sheet : 50

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik Road

Name : Balbhadra Kunwar

Born on 1775 at Kathmandu valley, Nepal

Died on 1822 at Naushera, Peshwar region, Afghanistan [now Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan]

About : 

  • One of the great sons of Nepal, Bir Balbhadra is remembered above all as the hero of the historic battle of Kalanga during the AngloNepalese war which broke out on 1st November 1814. The heroic chivalry, unbounded courage, and invincible spirit of patriotism which he displayed have been described as extremely rare in the annals of mankind. Even the enemies who fought against him showed their respect by erecting a stone pillar in tribute to his bravery.

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