A commemorative postage stamp on the 40th Death Anniversary of Tristão de Bragança Cunha :
Issued on Sep 26, 1998
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue this stamp to commemorate this great patriot and freedom fighter.
Stamp : Sankha Samanta
FDC : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Single Colour
Denomination : 300 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 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 : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nashik
Name : Tristão de Bragança Cunha
Born on Apr 2, 1891 at Chandor, Goa, India
Died on Sep 28, 1958 at Mumbai, India
- He was freed two years before the term on account of the amnesty but his movement were restricted to Lisbon city. He was not allowed to come back to India. However, he succeeded in securing the tourist passport to Paris, and escaped to India on 4th September, 1953.
- On landing in Bombay, he took upon his shoulders the task of uniting all. Goan political parties under the banner of Goa Action Committee. He continued to champion the cause of Goa’s freedom through his writings in ‘Azad Goem‘, a Konkani paper which he himself published and through an English periodical, Free Goa, published from Belgaum and subsequently edited by him in Bombay till he breathed his last on 28th September, 1958. Though he fought relentlessly for Goa’s freedom he could not witness Goa‘s liberation for which he longed.
- As a thinker, writer and humanist he was respected by the French intellectuals like Henri Barbusse, Romain Rolland and others. In the words of K. M. Panikkar, “he was nationalist India’s first ambassador to France“.
- This renowned Goan humanist was honoured posthumously by the World Peace Council in Stockholm in 1959 for his eminent contribution to the cause of Peace and Friendship among peoples.
- Text : N.C.E.R.T. and Material supplied by Home Department, Government of Goa.