S. N. Bose

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Satyendranath Basu :

India Stamp 1994 pic scientist S.N. BasuIssued by India

Issued on Jan 1, 1994

Issued for : The Department of Post issues is happy to pay homage through this commemorative postage stamp to this great Indian scientist.

Credits :
Stamp, FDC & Cancellation : S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Calcutta

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Single 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 : Indigenous Un W/M Adhesive Coated Stamp Paper

Number of stamps Printed : 0.6 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press

Name : Satyendra Nath Bose

Born on Jan 1, 1894 at Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India

Died on Feb 4, 1974 at Calcutta, India

About : 

  • He had active interest in instrumentation and fabrication of scientific equipment.
  • As a teacher he was highly revered and loved by his students. He trained and encouraged many youth for scientific research. His deep conviction about one’s mother tongue being the only appropriate medium for propagating science among the people in general, led to his setting up the Bangiya Bijnan Parishad (Science Association of Bengal). He was an ardent admirer of art & music also and he himself was a good esraj player.
  • He held various important positions including the post of Vice Chancellor, Visva Bharati, and he was a National Professor of Physics. He was made a fellow of the Royal Society (London) in 1958 and was honoured with Padma Vibhushan in 1954. He was also a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha during the years 1952-58.
  • Text source : S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, Calcutta.

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