A commemorative postage stamp on the Death Anniversary of “Sher–e–Kashmir” Sheikh Abdullah :
Issued by India
Issued on Dec 5, 1988
Description of Designs : The stamp is designed by India Security Press, Nashik Road, the first day cover by Sankha Samantha and the cancellation by Alka Sharma.
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Watermark : No
Colour : Single colour
Denomination : 60 Paise
Printed : India Security Press
Name : Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah
Born on Dec 5, 1905 at Soura, Jammu and Kashmir, British India
Died on Sep 8, 1982 at Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India
- During his tenure, the hereditary rule of the royal family was replaced by the system of electing the head of the government. He also reorganised the education system. He introduced the concept of decentralisation of power by constituting the District Development Boards, where the Cabinet takes on the spot decisions.
- After the 1975 Indira–Abdullah Accord he laid a new foundation for overall development of the State. This land-mark ushered in an era of much needed peace and political stability in the State.
- His eventful life came to an end on 8th September, 1982.