A commemorative postage stamp on the 75th Birth Anniversary of Madhu Limaye :
Issued by India
Issued on May 1, 1997
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative stamp in memory of his contribution to the nation.
Stamp Design : India Security Press, Nashik
F.D.C. : ‘MADHU JI‘ book edited by Udayan Sharma.
Cancellation : Smt. Alka Sharma.
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Single Colour
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nasik
Name : Madhu Limaye
Born on May 1, 1922 at Pune, Maharashtra, India
Died on Jan 8, 1995 at New Delhi, India
- The Portuguese Military Tribunal sentenced him to a twelve-year imprisonment, but true to the spirit of Gandhian satyagraha he offered no defence during the trial. After his release from Portuguese prison, he was elected Chairman of the Socialist Party. He also worked in the field of trade unions and helped in the formation of labour unions among transport and municipal workers.
- In 1964, he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Monghyr in Bihar. He tried to turn Parliament into an instrument for fighting for the cause of the poor and the downtrodden. His deep study and mastery over rules of parliamentary procedure made him a prominent parliamentarian. He was elected four times from Bihar to the Lok Sabha, where subsequently he became leader of the socialist group. He chose to live a life of simplicity and renunciation, and for him service of the nation was the supreme goal. After 1980, owing to heart ailment, in addition to asthma from which he had suffered for decades, he had to give up active politics, and he decided to devote himself to scholarly pursuits. Though not active in day-to-day politics he continued to influence its course through his books. He died on 8th January, 1995.
- Text : Madhu Limaye Smriti Nyas.