A commemorative postage stamp on Hasrat Mohani :
Issued on Feb 25, 2014
Issued for : Department of Post is happy to release a Commemorative Postage Stamp on Hasrat Mohani.
Designed by : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Watermark : No
Colour : Multicoloured
Denomination : 500 Paise
Perforation : 13 x 13
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Number Printed : 0.31 Million
Printers : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Name : Syed Fazl-ul-Hasan
Born on Jan 1, 1875 at Mohan, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died on May 13, 1951 at Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
- Hasrat Mohani was a well-known Poet of Urdu language. His real name was Syed Fazl–ul–Hasan. Hasrat was his pen name which he used for writing Urdu poetry and the word Mohani refers to the native place of Mohan in the Unnao district of United Province in British India where he was born. Hasrat Mohani was a brilliant and hardworking student; he joined Mohammedan Anglo Oriental College (MAO), Aligarh (now Aligarh Muslim University) and completed his B.A.
- His interest in Urdu journalism inspired him to start “Urdu–e–Mu–alla” in 1903 and settle down in Aligarh city. During this time he published few rarely available literary books and started studying literature and political science and became a pioneer in Urdu journalism. He made journalism and politics a sacred mission and struggled for the causes of oppressed people of the society for the entire life. In 1904, he attended Indian National Congress session as a delegate in Bombay. This was the time when Swadesi Movement was launched and Maulana Hasrat Mohani became an active participant in the movement. In 1905, he took active participation in All India Industrial Conference and became a campaigner of Swadesi Movement. To promote the swadesi movement, he started a swadesi store which was run by his wife and due to their efforts, the store became a successful venture. Hasrat Mohani participated in the struggle for India’s Independence and was jailed for many years by British authorities.
- He breathed his last on 13 May 1951 in Lucknow, India.
- Text: Based on the material provided by the proponent and Internet.