A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Meghnad Saha :
Issued by India
Issued on Dec 23, 1993
Issued for : 1993 is Prof. Saha’s Birth Centenary year. The Department of Posts is privileged to issue a commemorative postage stamp to mark the Centenary of this illustrious figure of Indian Science. The FDC depicts sketch of Prof. Saha with his signature.
Design Credits :
Stamp : Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics
First Day Cover : Based on the materials supplied by Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi
Cancellation : Mrs. Alka Sharma, Artist Dept. of Posts
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
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 Coated Stamp Paper
Number of stamps Printed : 0.6 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press
Name : Meghnad Saha
Born on Oct 6, 1893 at Shaoratoli village, Dhaka, Bangladesh (British India)
Died on Feb 16, 1956 at Delhi, India
- Though he was a theoretician, he always emphasised the importance of experimental research, as revealed by his action programmes. In all his efforts, both scientific and social, he demonstrated the quality of harnessing the initiative of the common people. Aptly therefore, a critic in the renowned journal ‘New Scientist‘ described him as a “prophet of Indian Science”.
- Prof. Saha was an avowed supporter of National Planning. It was through his ardent efforts that a National Planning Committee came into being under the aegis of the Indian National Congress in the pre-independence era.