Makhanlal Chaturvedi

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Anniversary of Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi :

Issued by India719 Makhanlal Chaturvedi

Issued on Apr 4, 1977

Issued for : The Posts and Telegraphs Department feels privileged to bring out a commemorative postage stamp in honour of this great son of India.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Watermark : No

Colour : Burnt Sienna

Denomination : 25 Paise

Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.

Printing Size : 3.55 X 2.44 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper

Stamps Printed : 30,00,000 in sheets of 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Designed and Printed at : India Security Press

Name : Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi

Born on Apr 4, 1889 at Babai, Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh, British India

Died on Jan 30, 1968

About : 

  • Makhanlal Chaturvedi was born on April 4,1889 in Babai village in Hoshangabad district (Madhya Pradesh). He started his career as a teacher in 1906 but resigned in 1910. He took a leading part in the national struggle for freedom participating in the NonCooperation MovementFlag Satyagraha, Civil Disobedience Movement and Quit India Movement.
  • Makhanlal Chaturvedi was one of the most distinguished writers in Hindi literature. He was a sensitive poet, story writer, essayist and playwright. He also edited the Hindi weekly Karmaveer. Makhanlal’s political activities greatly influenced his writings. A forceful and persuasive writer, he aroused great patriotic fervour among the masses by his writings. He was President of All India Hindi Sahitya Sammelan held at Hardwar in 1943. Makhanlal Chaturvedi made notable contributions to the enrichment of various branches of Hindi literature. Some of his great works are Him KiritiniHim Tarangini, Yug Charan, and Sahitya Devta. In 1954 Makhanlal won the Sahitya Akademi Award for his work Him Tarangini becoming the first recipient of the Award in Hindi literature. He was conferred the honorary degree of D. Litt. by Saugar University in 1959. Makhanlal Chaturvedi passed away on January 30, 1968.

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