D. B. Deodhar

A commemorative postage stamp on Prof. DB Deodhar, Grand Old Man of Indian Cricket [a part of the seriesCricket – India‘] :

Dinkar Balwant Deodhar : Indian CricketerCK Nayudu, Vinoo Mankad, D.B. Deodhar & Vijay MerchantIssued by India

Issued on Mar 13, 1996

Courtesy :
Stamp Design : Dinesh Banduni

FDC design : Suresh Kumar
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Colour : Multi Colour

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination : 200 Paise

Overall size : 4.06 x 2.41 Cms.

Printing size : 3.70 x 2.05 Cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in Sheets of size 53.5 x 50.8 cms.

Number of Stamps Printed : One Million each

Number per issue sheet : 45

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik

Name : Dinkar Balwant Deodhar

Born on Jan 14, 1892 at Pune, Maharashtra, India

Died on Aug 24, 1993 at Pune, Maharashtra, India

About : 

  • Cricket – a game that has the heady magic of an addiction for sportsmen who have become legends in their lifetime and beyond. This set of four stamps issued by the Department of Post pays a tribute to cricket and to some of India’s legendary cricketers who gave the game its early impetus and set the trend which was to be followed by equally brilliant successors on the pitch.
  • Prof. D.B. Deodhar (1892-1993) was popularly known as the grand old man of Indian Cricket. He was the oldest first class cricketer at the time of his death and was last of the cricketers who made their first class debut before the first World War, in the year 1911-12. He was a solid right-handed middle-order batsman. He was Vice President of the BCCI and was also a national selector. He was President of the Maharashtra Cricket Association since its inception. Deodhar Trophy, a limited over inter-zonal competition played in India since 1973, is named after him. He played 81 matches with a run total of 4522 (average 39.32) and a highest score of 246; 11 wickets; 70 catches.
  • Compilation by Mohandas Menon, Hon. Statistician, BCCI.

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