A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of P. C. Mahalanobis :
Issued by India
Issued on Jun 29, 1993
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a stamp in honour of this great statistician.
Design : The FDC depicting the cover of the Second Five-Year Plan Document, is a tribute to his contributions to the Five-Year Plans, and also recalls his famous D2 statistic.
Design Credits :
Stamp : India Security Press, Nashik
FDC & Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Single Colour
Denomination : 100 Paise
Overall size : 4.06 x 2.73 cms.
Printing size : 3.71 x 2.38 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Indigenous un W/M gravure coated gummed Stamp paper in sheet 50.8 x 53.5 cms.
Number of stamps Printed : 0.6 Million
Number per issue sheet : 40
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press
Name : Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis
Born on Jun 29, 1893 at Calcutta, Bengal, British India
Died on Jun 28, 1972 at Calcutta, West Bengal, India
- From 1952 to 1967 he was closely associated with the Indian Planning process. The Draft Second Five-Year Plan, prepared by Mahalanobis, marks a critical watershed in the evolution of planning in developing countries and has served as a model for all subsequent Five-Year Plans in India.
- Mahalanobis received numerous awards from academic societies all over the world. He was also honoured with Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India. Mahalanobis was a multi-faced personality and he was a great lover of art and literature. He was closely associated with the poet Rabindranath Tagore and was one of the two Secretaries of Vishwabharati when it was founded. He wrote a number of literary and philosophical articles in Bengali and English.
- Text Source :– Ministry of Planning, Department of Statistics.