Madhu Limaye

A commemorative postage stamp on the 75th Birth Anniversary of Madhu Limaye :

1539 Madhu Limaye [India Stamp 1997]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.

Credits :
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

About : 

  • 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.

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