A commemorative postage stamp on the Death Anniversary of Dr. Pattavi Sitaramaya, a politician from Andhra Pradesh, presidential candidate of Indian National Congress (closer to Mahatma Gandhi), against Netaji Subash Chandra Bose in 1939 Tripuri Session and lost :
Issued by India
Issued on Dec 17, 1997
Issued for : The Department of Post is pleased to issue a commemorative stamp on Dr. B. Pattabhi Sitaramayya.
Stamp, F.D.C. : Based on the material by the sponsor.
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Single Colour
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in reels 47 cms.
Stamps Printing : 0.4 Million
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nashik
Name : Bhogaraju Pattabhi Sitaramayya
Born on Nov 24, 1880 at Gundugolanu , Krishna district, Madras Presidency, British India [now West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh]
Died on Dec 17, 1959 at Hyderabad, Telangana, India
- He authored many books, the most noteworthy being, ‘History of the Indian National Congress‘ Dr. Pattabhi worked as a member of Constituent Assembly, Rules Committee, Union Powers Committee, Provincial Constitution Committee etc. He was elected President of Congress in 1948. He served as Governor of Madhya Pradesh from 1952 to 1957. Settled at Hyderabad after relinquishing the Governorship, Dr. Pattabhi passed away on December 17, 1959.
- In the words of our first President Dr. Rajendra Prasad “Dr. Pattabhi Sitaramayya is not merely a prominent freedom fighter but also a striking personality of sharp intellectual faculties. I had spent days with him reading the ‘History of the Indian National Congress’ which he had written in connection with the Golden Jubilee of the Indian National Congress. It was then I had realised how strong his memory was. I realised then how knowledgeable he had been about men and affairs connected with the Congress for the past fifty years and the various incidents which helped bringing its activities into focus.
He had endeavoured heartily to organise the people’s movements in the Princely States. He had evinced great interest in Gandhiji’s constructive programme, particularly in Charkha and basic education. Dr. Pattabhi is one of the front rank leaders of the Nation. I am sure that his example will inspire the youth in the service of the Nation.“
- Text : Based on the material by the sponsor.