Gurunath Bewoor

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Sir Gurunath Venkatesh Bewoor :

India Stamp 1989Issued by India

Issued on Nov 20, 1989

Description of design : The stamp has been designed by the India Security Press, Nashik Road, based on photographs furnished by Gen. G.G. Bewoor, PVSM, (Retd.). First day cover design is by Sankha Samantha. Alka Sharma has designed the cancellation.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Single colour

Denomination : 60 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Indigenous un W/M Gr. Coated stamp paper

Number Printed : 10,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed : India Security Press

Name : Gurunath Venkatesh Bewoor

Born on Nov 20, 1888 at Bevoor village, Bijapur district, Bombay Presidency, British India [now in Bagalkot district, Karnataka, India]

Died on 1950

About : 

  • He served as Post Master General at Patna, Nagpur and Bombay till his posting as Director General in 1934. In 1941, he was appointed Secretary, Posts and Air Department and in 1946 was Member of the Viceroy’s Executive Council in the Caretaker Government, and soon thereafter retired from the I.C.S., thus ending his 24 years association with the Department. He was knighted for his services.
  • He submitted a report, after scientifically gauging work in Post Offices, on which a formula was introduced in 1929 known as “Bewoor Time Test”.
  • Text based on : Inamdar in Dictionary of National Biography.

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