S. M. Zamin Ali

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Syed Md. Zamin Ali :

India Stamp 1980 picIssued by India

Issued on Jun 25, 1980

Issued for : Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department is privileged to honour the memory of great educationist and poet by issuing a special postage stamp.

Description of Designs : The stamp carries a portrait of the personality. The first day cover designed by Charanjit Lal depicts a view of the Muir Central College Building, Allahabad.

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Colour : Olive Green

Denomination : 30 Paise

Overall Size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing Size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Watermark : Printed on watermarked adhesive stamp paper

Number printed : 20,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Designed and Printed at : India Security Press

Name : Syed Mohammad Zamin Ali

Born on Jun 25, 1880 at Mustafabad, Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh, India

Died on Apr 25, 1955

About : 

  • Syed Mohammad Zamin Ali occupies a distinguished position in the realm of Urdu language and literature. He blazed a trail in the Urdu academic world by introducing graduate, post-graduate and research courses in Allahabad University. A founder-head of the Urdu Department of Allahabad University, he designed the basic structure of Urdu studies from the primary to the highest level in India.
  • Born on 25 June 1880 at Mustafabad village in the Rae Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh, Zamin Ali was the youngest son of late Syed Wazid Ali. His grand-father, Nauroz Ali was a good poet of his time. Prof. Ali was a poet and also a writer with a facile pen. But it was as an educationist that he excelled.
  • He also edited a magazine called Naisa.
  • He passed away on 25 April 1955. Paying tribute to Prof. Ali, Pandit Nehru described him as the most brilliant crusader for the cause of Urdu of my time.

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