A commemorative postage stamp on the 2nd Death Anniversary of Hare Krishna Mahatab :
Issued by India
Issued on Jan 2, 1989
Description of Designs : The design for the stamp has been prepared by India Security Press, Nasik Road, the first day cover by Sankha Samanta and the cancellation by Alka Sharma.
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 60 Paise
Overall size : 4.06 x 2.73 cms.
Printing size : 3.71 x 2.38 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported unwatermarked adhesive gravure coated stamp paper
Number Printed : 10,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 40
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printed : India Security Press
Name : Harekrushna Mahatab
Born on Nov 21, 1899 at Agarpada, Bhadrak district, Odisha, India
Died on Jan 2, 1987 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
- From 1952-54 he remained Secretary General of the Congress Parliamentary Party. Appointed Governor for undivided Bombay from 1955-56, he returned to become Chief Minister of Orissa from 1956-61. Elected to the Lok Sabha in 1962, he was also the Deputy Leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party.
- He was honoured by the Andhra University, Utkal University, Sahgor University. He was Chief Editor of ‘Jhankar‘ an Oriya monthly, and patronised ‘Meena Bazar‘ a children’s journal. He received the Kendriya Sahitya Akademi Award in 1983 for his book “Gaon Majlis“. He has written as many as 24 books in English and Oriya.
- Dr. Mahtab died on 2nd January, 1987.