A commemorative postage stamp on V. S. Sakharam Khandekar :
Issued by India
Issued on Jan 19, 1998
Issued for : The Department of Posts is pleased to issue a special commemorative stamp on Shri Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar.
Stamp & FDC : Based on the material supplied by Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Single Colour
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 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.
Stamps Printing : 0.4 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nasik
Name : Vishnu Sakharam Khandekar
Born on Jan 11, 1898 at Sangli, Maharashtra, India
Died on Sep 2, 1976
- He moulded the sensibility of several generations of readers and writers in Marathi and, thanks to his popularity through translations, of readers in various other Indian languages as well.
- His sympathetic understanding of the limitations of an artist and above all his uncanny gift of discovering new talent gave him a unique position in the field of Marathi literature. All his writings are marked by the flights of his poetic imagination. In his formative period, he seemed to be carried away by the torrent of his own epigrams and the sheer beauty of his similes. He was responsible for the establishment of the modern Marathi short story as a literary form and contributed to the growth of the then emerging Marathi personal essay. He developed an altogether new form of story which he called Roopak Katha. It is not a fairy tale or a fantasy. It is much more than a mere allegorical tale. It resembles more a poem in prose. Published in 1959 when Khandekar was sixty one years old, the Award winning novel ‘Yayati‘, represents in some ways a trend-setting departure in the Marathi novel.