A commemorative postage stamp on Gulab Singh Lodhi :
Issued on Dec 23, 2013
Issued for : Department of Posts is honouring Gulab Singh Lodhi, the unsung hero of the freedom movement, by issuing a Commemorative Postage Stamp.
Designed by : Sankha Samanta
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Watermark : No
Colour : Multicoloured
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.32 Million (0.01 million for the proponent)
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printers : India Security Press, Nashik
Name : Gulab Singh Lodhi
Born on 1903 at Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died on 1935 at Aminabad, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
- The story of Indian Freedom Movement is rife with tales of heroes whose contribution has remained unrecognized. One such hero was a humble farmer from the state of Uttar Pradesh, Gulab Singh Lodhi.
- Gulab Singh Lodhi was born in the year 1903 at Fatehpur Chaurasi, District Unnao in Uttar Pradesh. His father, Ram Rathan Singh Lodhi, was a simple farmer.
- Little is known about his childhood. He grew up in the turbulent era when the fervor of the freedom movement was at its peak. Lodhi took active part in the political activities against the British rule.
- Gulab Singh Lodhi participated in a procession at Lucknow which marched to the Aminabad Park for hoisting the tri–colour in August, 1935. The park was surrounded by British troops in order to prevent the hoisting of the flag. Gulab Singh Lodhi defied the show of armed force and climbed a tree with the tri colour. As he was hoisting the flag atop the tree, he was shot dead by a British officer.
- Text: Based on the material furnished by the proponent.