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 Babu Jagjivan Ram

Babu Jagjivan Ram

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Anniversary of Babuji Jagjeevan Ram4th Deputy Prime Minister of India (1977-79) :

Babu Jagajeevan Ram (बाबू जगजीवन राम)Issued by India

Issued on Apr 5, 1991

Description of Design : The Commemorative stamp has been designed by ISP Nashik on the basis of material supplied by Ms. Meira Kumar. The First Day Cover has been designed on the basis of material supplied by Ms. Meira Kumar. The cancellation has been designed by Ms. Alka Sharma.

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Single 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 : Indigenous Un W/M Gravure Coated Gummed Stamp Paper

Number Printed : 6,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed : India Security Press

Name : Jagjivan Ram

Born on Apr 5, 1908 at Chandwa, Bhojpur District, Bihar, British Raj

Died on Jul 6, 1986 at New Delhi, India

About : 

  • Babu Jagjivan Ram was a valiant fighter in India’s struggle for independence, a great inspirer and organiser of people against oppression, a powerful orator, a distinguished parliamentarian and an astute political administrator.
  • He was born on April 5, 1908 in village Chandwa in Bhojpur District of Bihar. The story of his life is a saga of rise from abysmal depths to great heights. He lost his father at an early age and faced acute financial hardships. He faced untouchability in school as well as in Banaras Hindu University where he had gone for higher education. After obtaining the B.Sc. degree from Calcutta University, he actively participated in the reformist movements led by Gandhiji and plunged into the freedom movement. He spent many years in jails during the Civil Disobedience Movement of 1940 and the Quit India Movement of 1942. He appeared before the Cabinet Mission in 1946 as a representative of the depressed classes of the country and frustrated the designs of the British and other divisive forces to further divide India.
  • In post-independence India, his contribution to nation-building has left an indelible mark. As Communications Minister (1952-56), he nationalised the private airlines, and founded the Indian Airlines and Air India and spread the postal facilities to the remote villages. As Minister for Railways (1956-62), he modernised the Railways. As Food and Agriculture Minister (1967-70) he made India self-sufficient in food. His tenure as Defence Minister (1970-74) saw the liberation of Bangla Desh.
  • In 1977, he resigned from the Congress and became instrumental in the victory of the Janata Party. He held the position of Deputy Prime Minister (Defence) in the Janata regime and after the fall of the Janata Government, he established Congress (J). His uninterrupted representation in the Parliament from 1936 to 1986 is a world record.
  • Leaving behind the message of equality, be breathed his last on July 6, 1986.
  • Text : Courtesy Dr. A.K. Verma, Babu Jagjivan Ram Smriti Sansthan.
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[…] Seetharamiah, Acharya Vinoba Bhave, Dr. Zakir Hussain, B. Ramakrishna Rao, Moturi Satyanarayana, Babu Jagajeevan Ram, Dr. Ramdhari Singh Dinkar and Baba Ganga Saran Singh participated and delivered convocation […]

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