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 Dinshaw Mehta

A commemorative postage stamp on Dr. Dinshaw Mehta, personal physician of Mahatma Gandhi and founder of National Institute of Naturopathy [a part of the seriesMaster Healers of AYUSH Systems of healthcare‘] :

Dr Dinshaw Kaikhushroo Mehta : personal physician of Mahatma GandhiAYUSH : Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and HomeopathyIssued by India

Issued on Aug 30, 2019

Issued for : Department of Posts is pleased to issue Commemorative Postage Stamps to acknowledge the contribution made by these Master Healers of AYUSH of modern era.

Credits :
Stamp/FDC/Brochure/Cancellation Cachet Based on inputs received from proponent, developed by Smt. Alka Sharma

Type : SheetletMint Condition

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 300000

Mix sheets Printed : 60280

Printing Process : Wet Offset

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

Name : Dinshaw Kaikhushroo Mehta

Born on 5 Jun, 1903

About : 

  • AYUSH systems of healthcare form the foundation of India’s Medical Heritage. These systems are not merely sciences of disease and drug, but have their conceptual spheres touching every aspect of life. Path-finding visionaries have appeared in each of the different streams of AYUSH systems at different times in history and made valuable contributions to the growth and development of respective practices.
  • Department of Posts is bringing out Commemorative Postage Stamps on 12 such Master Healers from different streams of AYUSH systems.
    • Dinshaw Mehta: A close confidante of and personal physician to Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. Dinshaw Mehta was deeply committed to natural and holistic methods of cure. He helped Mahatma Gandhi establish the Nature Cure Clinic and Sanatorium at Pune, which is presently the National Institute of Naturopathy. Dr. Dinshaw carried out scientific studies in Naturopathy, especially on fasting. He is a true path-finder for Naturopathy in India.
  • Text : Based on information received from the proponent.
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