Bishwanath Roy

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Bishwanath Rai :

2214 Bishwanath Roy [India Stamp 2006]Issued by India

Issued on Oct 31, 2006

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Multicolor

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million

Printing Process : Wetoffset

Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad

Name : Bishwanath Roy

Born on Dec 10, 1906 at Khukhundoo, Deoria district, Uttar Pradesh, India

Died on 1984

About : 

  • Shri Bishwanath Roy, a veteran freedom fighter was born into a farming family at village Khukhundoo in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh, on 10th December 1906. Son of Shri Jagat Narain Rai, he got his early education at a village school and went on to do his matriculation from Gorakhpur. Thereafter he joined St. Andrew’s College, Gorakhpur, where he came to be elected Secretary of ‘The Hindu Chhatra Sabha’, an association of students dedicated to the Swadeshi Movement. After graduation, he joined The Law College at Allahabad in July 1929. An ardent admirer of Mahatma Gandhi, Bishwanath Roy also came to be deeply influenced by the patriotism and nationalism preached by other stalwarts like Madan Mohan Malviya and Acharya Kriplani. He also came into close contact with revolutionary leaders like Sachindra Nath Viswas, and was inspired to dedicate himself to the cause of freedom for his country by the sacrifices of revolutionaries like Ram Prasad Bismil.

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