A commemorative postage stamp on Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, 22nd Prime Minister of Nepal (1959-60) :
Issued by Nepal
Issued on Dec 31, 1990
Issued by :
His Majesty’s Government
Postal Services Department
Nepal Philatelic Bureau
Design : This stamp, being published in his memory depicts his image.
Designer : K. Karmacharya
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Denomination : 60 Paisa
Colour : 3 Colours
Size : 27.5 x 32.8 mm
Format : Vertical
Paper : Special stamp paper
Quantity : 3,000,000 (Three millions)
Sheet : 50
Process : Offset
Printer : Austrian Government Printing Office, Vienna, Austria
Name : Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala
Born on Sep 8, 1914 at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, British India [now India]
Died on Jul 11, 1982 at Kathmandu, Nepal
- Mr. B. P. Koirala was born on 8th September 1914. He had led the 1951 revolution for the establishment of democracy in Nepal. He had also contributed a lot in neighbouring India‘s struggle for independence.
- After the overthrow of the Rana rule in 1951, he became the first Home Minister from among the common people. Likewise, he became the first ever elected Prime Minister of Nepal in 1959. After the usurpation of the Parliamentary democracy in Dec. 1960, he was put into prison for eight long years. Having spent another eight years, after the imprisonment, in political exile, Mr. Koirala returned home propounding the policy of national unity and reconciliation in Dec. 1976, for the restoration of democracy in Nepal.
- He breathed his last on July 11, 1982.
- Mr. Koirala was a statesman of international renown and the most popular leader at home.
- A serene thinker, he was also a profound literary personality, who revealed the intricate psychological dimensions of human entity in Nepali literature.