A commemorative postage stamp on Madanlal Dhingra – A Comet in the Revolutionary Sky :
Issued by India
Issued on Dec 28, 1992
Issued for : The Deptt. of Posts joins the salute to this great son of India.
Description of Designs : The stamp has been designed by India Security Press, Nashik. The First Day cover showing India House London & the cancellation have been designed by Shankha Samantha.
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Single Colour
Denomination : 100 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 adhesive gravure coated Stamp Paper
Number Printed : 6,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printed : India Security Press
Name : Madan Lal Dhingra
Born on Sep 18, 1883 at Amritsar, Punjab, British India
Died on Aug 17, 1909 at Pentonville Prison, London, Britain
- Dhingra refused to offer any defence or to plead for mercy of any kind. During the preliminary hearing, he asked for a death sentence. He was sentenced to death by the Sessions Court on 23rd July, and he graciously thanked the Judge. After Dhingra’s death his statement which was banned appeared in the daily Irish and American newspapers. Madan Lal Dhingra’s last wish to have his cremation according to Hindu rites, and the sale proceeds of his belongings to be given to some national fund. This was not respected and his dead body was buried in a grave.
- Madan Lal Dhingra who blazed the trail of revolutionary movement in Punjab belonged to the glorious galaxy of its youthful and valiant sons like Kartar Singh and other revolutionaries.
- Text Courtesy : Director, Dept. of Information & Public Relations Govt. of Punjab.