A commemorative postage stamp on the Death Anniversary of Rao Bahadur Sir Chhoturam :
Issued by India
Issued on Jan 9, 1995
Issued for : The Department of Posts is privileged to bring out a commemorative postage stamp on Sir Chhotu Ram.
Stamp : I.S.P. Nasik
F.D.C. : Dinesh Banduni
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Single 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 : Indigenous Un W/M Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in Sheets of 50.8 x 53.5 cms.
Number of stamps Printed : 0.6 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press
Name : Ramrichhpal
Born on Nov 24, 1881 at Garhi Sampla village, Rohtak district, Punjab [now in Haryana], India
Died on Jan 9, 1945 at Lahore, Punjab, India [now in Punjab, Pakistan]
- His indomitable spirit and extraordinary qualities of leadership soon bore fruit as the people came forward in large numbers to form a powerful organisation to overcome the tyranny and oppression of foreign rule and implement the programmes for upliftment of the down-trodden.
- Sir Chhotu Ram, whose life was a saga of sincere and ceaseless striving to improve the lot of poor peasants in India, came to be popularly known as Deen–Bandhu. A farsighted leader and progressive politician, he had a successful term as Minister during 1924-1926 when many steps were taken to ameliorate the conditions of the poor. His idiom of politics and style of functioning was widely appreciated.
- Sir Chhotu Ram, who was made a Rai Sahib in 1916 and Knighted by the Government in 1937 will live for ever in the pages of Indian history.
- Text Source : Govt. of Haryana.