India on Hare Krushna Mahtab 1989

A commemorative postage stamp on the 2nd Death Anniversary of Hare Krishna Mahatab :

1177-hare-krushna-mahtab-india-stamp-1989Issued 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

About : 

  • 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.

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