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 Dr. Kailas Nath Katju

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Kailash Nath Katju3rd Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh (1957-62) :

K.N. Katju : Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh (1957-62)Union Home Minister (1951-55) and Union Defence Minister (1955-57)Issued by India

Issued on Jun 17, 1987

Issued for : The Department of Posts is privileged to issue a stamp on Dr. Kailas Nath Katju in the series “India’s Struggle for Freedom“.

Description of Designs : The 60 P multi colour stamp has been designed by India Security Press, Nashik Road. The Cancellation design has been prepared by Mrs. Alka Sharma.

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Multi colour

Denomination : 60 Paise

Overall size : 4.06 x 2.73 cms.

Printing size : 3.71 x 2.38 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Unwater marked SVPM PG Matt coated stamp paper

Number printed : 10,000,000

Number per issue sheet : 40

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed at : India Security Press

Name : Kailash Nath Katju

Born on Jun 17, 1887 at Princely state of Jaora, British India [now Madhya Pradesh, India]

Died on Feb 17, 1968 at Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, India

About : 

  • In 1937, he actively joined politics and accepted the portfolio of Law and Justice in the Pant Ministry in U.P. The Ministry resigned in 1939 and Dr. Katju offered Satyagraha and was imprisoned for 18 months. After release he continued his political activities was detained in prison in 1942. He became the Governor of Orissa and then West Bengal. From West Bengal where he enjoyed much popularity he went to New Delhi as Minister of Home, Law and State Affairs. After the Home Ministry, he took over the Defence portfolio. Thereafter he took over as Chief Minster, Madhya Pradesh. After retirement he returned to Allahabad to pass his life in peace. Death claimed him on 17th February 1968.
  • Dr. Katju undoubtedly was one of the leaders of the Allahabad Bar. His deep scholarship and legal acumen fitted him for that noble and coveted role.
  • Source : Dictionary of National Biography.
  • Editor : S.P. Sen.
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