Gulzarilal Nanda

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Gulzarilal Nanda :

1687 Gulzarilal Nanda [India Stamp 1999]Issued by India

Issued on Jul 4, 1999

Issued for : The Department of Posts, India is proud to issue a special postage stamp in honour of the birth centenary of this national leader who acted as Prime Minister of India for two short periods.

Picture : The stamp shows the portrait of Gulzarilal Nanda.

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Watermark : No

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 300 Paise

Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Stamp Print Size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported unwatermarked Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in Sheets 50.8 x 53.5 cms.

Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million in sheets of 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

Name : Gulzarilal Nanda

Born on Jul 4, 1898 at Sialkot, Punjab, British India [now in Punjab, Pakistan]

Died on Jan 15, 1998 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

About : 

  • Gulzarilal Nanda (1898 – 1998) acted twice as the Prime Minister of India, after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru and again after that of Lal Bahadur Shastry.
  • Born on 4th July 1898 at Sialkot (West Pakistan), he joined the Noncooperation Movement in 1921. Deeply influenced by Gandhiji he went to Ahmedabad to work among textile labour and was involved in trade union activities in Ahmedabad for two decades starting from 1922. He was jailed during the Satyagraha Movement in 1932. While in jail, with his habits of systematic study, he started reading and thinking about planning which was the beginning of his long association with planning which culminated in his stint as Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission in Independent India many years later. Gulzarilal Nanda was elected Member, Legislative Assembly, Bombay in 1937 and subsequently in 1947. He served the Bombay Government as the Minister of Labour and Housing from 1947-1950. He was also the prime mover in organising the Indian National Trade Union Congress in Mumbai in 1947.

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