Firaq Gorakhpuri

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Raghupati Sahay :

1557 Firaq Gorakhpuri [India Stamp 1997]Issued by India

Issued on Aug 28, 1997

Issued for : Department of Posts is issuing a commemorative postage stamp in memory of Firaq Gorakhpuri to mark the conclusion of his birth centenary celebrations.

Credits :
Stamp/FDC : Based on material supplied by :
(1) Urdu Academy, Govt. of National Capital Territory, Delhi.
(2) Firaq Memorial Society, Allahabad.
Cancellation : Smt. Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Single Colour

Denomination : 200 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Indegenous un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in reels 47 cms.

Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik

Name : Raghupati Sahay

Born on Aug 28, 1896 at Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Died on Mar 3, 1982 at New Delhi, India

About : 

  • Even though influence by the English Romantics, he was deeply inspired by the Shringara Rasa of Sanskrit poetry, and the poetry of the Bhakti movement. His art which reflects a fusion of the East and West, added an altogether new dimension to the lyrical sensibility of the Urdu Ghazal. He dominated the Urdu poetic scene for almost four decades and was considered a living literary legend in the Urdu speaking world.
  • He received the highest literary awards including Sahitya Academy Award in 1960 and Bharatiya Jnanpith Award in 1969. Government of India in recognition of his services to literature decorated him with Padma Bhusan in 1981. He passed away on 3rd March, 1982.
  • Text : Based on material supplied by :
    (1) Urdu Academy, Govt. of National Capital Territory, Delhi.
    (2) Firaq Memorial Society, Allahabad.

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