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 :
 : 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”.

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