Krishna Kanta Handique

A commemorative postage stamp on K. K. Handique :

India Stamp 1983Issued by India

Issued on Oct 7, 1983

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Watermark : No

Colour : Single colour

Denomination : 50 Paise

Printed at : India Security Press

Name : Krishna Kanta Handique

Born on Jul 20, 1898 at Jorhat, Assam, India

Died on Jun 7, 1982 at Dibrugarh, Assam, India

About : 

  • The well known Sanskritist, Linguist, Educationist and Scholar of acumen, Krishna Kanta Handique was born at Jorhat on July 20, 1898. Son of Radha Kanta Handique, a top ranking Government Official under the British Rule in Assam, Handique had his early education at Jorhat Govt. High School, then Cotton College, Guwahati (1913-15), Sanskrit College, Calcutta (1915-17), Calcutta University (1917-19), Oxford University, England (1920-23), Paris University, France and Berlin University, Germany (1923-27).
  • He was the founder Principal of the J. B. College, Jorhat (1930-47). He was appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of Guwahati University in 1948 and was re-appointed in 1951 and 1954 and continued as such till 1957.
  • He was adorned with Padmashree in 1955 and Padmabhushan in 1967 by the President of India. He was nominated by the Maharashtra Government, as Honorary Fellow of Deccan College, a rare distinction reserved for outstanding scholars in India and abroad. He was made Sadasyamahian by the Assam Sahitya Sabha, a highest honour conferred by the Sabha on Scholars of exceptional merit.

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