A commemorative postage stamp on the Death Anniversary of Ram Charan Agarwal :
Issued by India
Issued on Jul 25, 2009
Issued for : India Post is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp on Lala Ramcharan Agarwal.
Stamp, FDC & Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Printing Process : Wet–offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Name : Lala Ram Charan Agarwal
Born on Dec 2, 1919 at Delhi, India
Died on Jul 25, 1977
- He is still remembered for his contribution towards upliftment of the living standards of the poor and weaker sections of society. In 1966, he was elected to the newly formed Metropolitan Council. He was awarded ‘Tamrapatra’ by the then President of India, Dr. Fakruddin Ali Ahmed, for his contribution to the freedom movement. Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru was very fond of Lalaji. He especially wrote a letter to him wishing him success in his political career. Smt. Indira Gandhi described Lalaji as a gentleman politician, who always stood for principles. In her words, “Lalaji was a man having a great place in Delhi, holding a strong position in Congress and a very popular name in the freedom movement. He has established a foundation by his character, work and personality.“
- He visited many foreign countries as a member of the Indian delegation, including UK, USA, USSR and Canada. In recognition of his services to the country, the ITO Crossing, in Delhi, has been renamed as ‘Ram Charan Agarwal Chowk’.
- He died on 25th July 1977. He was a true Gandhian and wore khadi throughout his life. He will always be remembered as a great freedom fighter in Indian history.
- Text : As per the material provided by the proponent.