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 Chakravarti Rajagopalachari 1978

Chakravarti Rajagopalachari 1978

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of C. Rajagopalachari (Rajaji C.R.), Governor-General of India (1948-50), 2nd Chief Minister of Madras (1952-54) :

Chakravarti Rajagopalachari : RajajiBharat Ratna C. Rajagopalachari (C.R.)Issued by India

Issued on Dec 10, 1978

Issued for : The P & T Department feels honoured to bring out a commemorative stamp on the birth centenary of Rajaji.

Design : The stamp shows Rajaji taking oath as Governor-General.

Designed by : Shri Charanjit Lal

Type : Block ofStamps, Mint Condition

Colour : Red Brown

Denomination : 25 Paise

Overall Size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing Size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Watermark : Unwatermarked paper

Number printed : 30,00,000

Number per issue Sheet : 35

Printing process : Photogravure

Printed at : India Security Press

Name : Chakravarti Rajagopalachari

Born on Dec 10, 1878 at Thorapalli, Madras Presidency, British India [now Tamil Nadu] 

Died on Dec 25, 1972 at Chennai, India

About : 

  • Chakravarti Rajagopalachari, affectionately known as Rajaji, was an ardent patriot, great social reformer, incisive thinker, eminent litterateur and, above all, a moral giant.
  • Born on December 10, 1878, Rajaji was one of the earliest to join Gandhiji in the Civil Disobedience Movement and was described by Gandhiji himself as his “Conscience Keeper”.
  • Rajaji succeeded Lord Mountbatten of Burma as the first Indian to be Governor-General of India in 1948.
  • At the instance of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, Rajaji joined the Gandhi Peace Foundation Delegation to visit America and some other leading Western countries to plead for the stoppage of nuclear explosions.
  • In his later years, Rajaji set himself up as the champion of democratic and moral values. Till his death on December 25, 1972, he was totally devoted to national welfare and human rights.
  • Rajaji’s fame as an author and litterateur will perhaps outlive his fame as a politician, as in his own words “the best service I have rendered to my people is writing of the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.
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