A commemorative postage stamp on Shree Shree Thakur Anukulchandra :
Issued by India
Issued on Sep 2, 1987
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp in honour of Sri Sri Thakur Anukulchandra.
Description of Designs : The 100p multicolour stamp has been designed by India Security Press, Nashik Road. The First Day Cover has been designed by Shri Sankha Samantha and the cancellation by Smt. Alka Sharma.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multi 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 : Imported unwatermarked adhesive gravure coated stamp paper
Number Printed : 20,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printed : India Security Press
Name : Anukulchandra Chakravarty
Born on Nov 11, 1888 at Himaitpur village, Pabna district, Bengal Presidency, British India [now Bangladesh]
Died on Jan 27, 1969 at Deoghar, Deoghar district, Jharkhand, India
- He brought the sublime into daily life, approaching life’s problems in a balanced, dynamic, rationalistic and scientific way. A qualified physician from the National Medical School of Calcutta, he believed that “Death was a curable disease”. He imbued his message with the eternal principle of “Being and Becoming”. His interest ranged from education to herbal medicine, science to philosophy, literature to politics.
- Mahatma Gandhi, Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Subhas Chandra Bose, Sarat Chandra Chatterjee, Eugene Exman, Fazlul Haque, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Swami Abhedananda, Shree Shree Ma Anandmayee, Acharya Tulsi were among the eminent people who met him.
- His ashram developed into a sprawling complex, a significant blend of the spiritual and material worlds, housing a science laboratory, an academic institute, a charitable hospital, a printing and publishing unit, a community kitchen and an administrative block.
- On 2nd September 1946 Sri Sri Thakur moved to Deoghar (Bihar) where he stayed on. A similar network of institutions developed here.
- Sri Sri Thakur left his mortal frame on 27th January 1969.