Sant Kavi Sunderdas

A commemorative postage stamp on the 400th Birth Anniversary of Sundardas : 1582 Sant Kavi Sunderdas [India Stamp 1997]

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.

Credits :
, 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

About : 

  • 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.

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