Meghnad Saha

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 villageDhaka, Bangladesh (British India)

Died on Feb 16, 1956 at Delhi, India

About : 

  • 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.

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