A commemorative postage stamp on the 400th Birth Anniversary of Sundardas :
Issued by India
Issued on Nov 8, 1997
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a special commemorative stamp in honour of Sant Kavi Sunderdas.
Design : On the First Day Cover, “Kankan-bandh” composed by the great poet Sunderdas, has been depicted which is a form of pictorial poetry. Every word is inlaid like a gem in a bracelet. This pictorial poetry is read in a special way.
Stamp, F.D.C., Text : Sant Sunderdas Memorial Research Institute, Indian Languages Conference, New Delhi.
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Single Colour
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.54 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Indegenous un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in reels 47 cms width
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nashik
Name : Sunderdas
Born on 1596 at Dausa, Rajasthan, India
Died on 1689 at Dausa, Rajasthan, India
- In his works, along with the form of Braj language in Hindi, a combination of Avdhee, eastern dialect, Gujarati, Punjabi, Sindhi, Khariboli, Marwari, Urdu and Sanskrit is found.
- Rabindranath Tagore has rightly said, “Among philosophical poets, Sunderdas alone was a scholar well versed with the scriptures. He was not only a poet but a research scholar also.“
- On Kartik Shukla Ashtami (Gopashtami) Samvat 1746 Vikram (1689 AD), at the age of 93, Sant Sunderdas left for his heavenly abode. In his last couplet, he said that death is the union of spirit with god and, therefore, it is nothing but a festivity.