A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Anniversary of Vakkom Abdul Khader :
Issued by India
Issued on May 25, 1998
Issued for : The Department of Posts pays its tributes to the brave martyrdom of Vakkom Abdul Khader and his valiant colleagues by issuing this stamp on Vakkom Abdul Khader’s birth anniversary.
Stamp & FDC : Brahm Prakash
Brochure : Based on the material supplied by Vakkom Abdul Khader Memorial Association
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Two Colour
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 4.06 x 2.73 cms.
Printing size : 3.71 x 2.38 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in Sheets 50.8 x 53.5 cms.
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Number per issue sheet : 40
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nashik
Name : Abdul Khader
Born on May 25, 1917 at Vakkom, Chirayin kizh Taluk, Kerala, India
Died on Sep 10, 1943
- They were tried in camera at Madras jail for charges of conspiracy to “wage war against the King” under the Enemy Agents Ordinance which was given retrospective effect.
- Although there was no difference in the guilt among the twenty, Abdul Khader, Fouja Singh, Satyendra Chandra Bardhan, Boniface Pereira and Anandan were sentenced to death on April 1, 1943. The Judge apparently picked up representatives of all principal religions of India. Boniface Pereira later on got reprieve on technical ground on review. Abdul Khader, and his companions faced death on 10th September 1943 with indomitable courage and heroism, they sang ‘Vande Mataram‘, shouted ‘Bharat Mata ki jai‘, ‘Gandhiji ki jai’ till the end at the gallows. In his last letters to his father/relatives and friends, Abdul Khader asked them not to grieve for him and had desired for establishing secularism by hanging of a Hindu brother with him.