Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of P. C. Mahalanobis :

India Stamp 1993, Planning Commission, Indian Statistical Institute, ISIIssued 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

About : 

  • 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.

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