G. V. Mavalankar

A commemorative postage stamp on the 25th Death Anniversary of Dadasaheb Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar :

India Parliament House, 1st Loksabha speaker Stamp 1981 picIssued by India

Issued on Feb 27, 1981

Issued for : Indian Posts & Telegraphs Department is privileged to issue a commemorative stamp in his honour.

Description of Designs : The stamp design consists of portrait of Shri G. V. Mavalankar with a part of Parliament House in the foreground. The first day cover depicts Speaker’s Chair in Lok Sabha Chamber. The cancellation shows the Parliament House building.

Type : Stamp, Mint condition

Colour : Mineral red

Denomination : 35 Paise

Overall size : 4.06 x 2.75 cms.

Printing size : 3.70 x 2.40 cms.

Perforation : 14½ x 14

Paper : Unwatermarked P.G. matt coated paper

Number printed : 20,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 40

Printing process : Photogravure

Designed and printed at : India Security Press

Name : Ganesh Vasudev Mavalankar

Born on Nov 27, 1888 at Baroda, Gujarat, India [now Vadodara]

Died on Feb 27, 1956 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

About : 

  • In the annals of India Parliament, Ganesh Vasudeo Mavalankar occupies a place of resplendent honour. Jawaharlal Nehru called him ‘Father of the Lok Sabha’. His lasting contributions to the moulding and development of Parliamentary life led Pandit Nehru to observe that his name will be associated with the Lok Sabha and with our Parliament for long periods to come as a Person who gave it the stamp and impress of his personality.
  • Dadasaheb Mavalankar, as he was affectionately called, was born at Baroda on 27 November 1888. After his B.A. from Gujarat College, Ahmedabad, he graduated in Law with distinction.
  • He was known all over the world, more especially in England and the Commonwealth countries, as one of the outstanding Speakers of modern times. As a mark of this high regard and recognition, he was unanimously elected Chairman of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association for two years at the Jamaica meeting. He led two Parliamentary Delegations to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conferences in 1948 and 1952, as also of the InterParliamentary Union in 1950.
  • Shri Mavalankar was great not only as a Parliamentarian but as a social worker, educationist and writer as well. Numerous were the trusts for Public good that he guided, the chief among them being the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi and the Kasturba Memorial Trust.
  • (Text by Prof. P. G. Mavalankar).

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