Rahul Sankrityayan

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan :

1369 Rahul Sankrityayan [India Stamp 1993]Issued by India

Issued on Apr 9, 1993

Issued for : The Department of Posts commemorates the birth centenary of Mahapandit Rahul Sankrityayan by issuing a stamp on this great man of letters who dipped into the large pools of knowledge and wisdom of this ancient land of ours.

Design Credits :
Stamp & First Day Cover : Pascricha
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Two 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 : Imported un W/M gravure coated gummed Stamp paper in sheets 50.8 x 53.5 cms.

Number Printed : 0.6 Million Stamps

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed : India Security Press

Name : Rahul Sankrityayan

Born on Apr 9, 1893 at Kanaila Village, Azamgarh District, Uttar Pradesh, British India

Died on Apr 14, 1963 at Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

About : 

  • His greatest claim to fame was his unrelenting search for Buddhist scriptures which took him to far away Tibet four times, as a result of which he brought back to India 21 mule-loads of Tibetan literature. He also travelled to various countries of Europe, Far East and Russia. During the year 1944 to 1947 he worked as a Professor of Sanskrit and Pali in Russia.
  • Rahul Sankrityayan has written and translated over 123 books in Hindi and has been awarded the ‘Padma Bhushan’, during the last stages of his life. He died on April 14, 1963 at Darjeeling. His maxim and motto in life was:
    Go wandering life is short
    O thou who is missing it.
    Even if you live long,
    what about the youth.
  • Text Source :– Rahul Sankrityayan Smriti Kendra Azamgarh

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