A commemorative postage stamp on Frank Anthony, a leader of Anglo-Indian community and founder of Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) :
Issued by India
Issued on Mar 28, 2003
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp on Frank Anthony.
Stamp :Suresh Kumar
FDC & Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Overall size : 2.90 x 3.91 cms.
Printing size : 2.90 x 3.91 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported unwatermark adhesive gravure coated stamp paper in sheets size 50.8 x 53.5 cms.
Stamps Printed : 0.4 million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nashik
Name : Frank Anthony
Born on Sep 25, 1908 at Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died on 1993 at New Delhi, India
- Frank Anthony (1908-1993) was one of the founding members of the Constituent Assembly, a parliamentarian of long experience, an accomplished jurist, an educationist and a philanthropist.
- Hailing from Jabalpur, he was brilliant as a student. After studying in the Nagpur University, he pursued higher studies in the United Kingdom and was called to the Bar from the Inner Temple. He started practice as a lawyer in Nagpur and soon became a legal luminary in the then Central Provinces.
- Making his debut in the Central Legislative Assembly in 1942, he went on to have a long parliamentary career. He became a member of the Constituent Assembly in 1946 and the provincial Parliament in 1950. Starting from the first Lok Sabha in 1952, he was continuously a Nominated Member representing the Anglo-Indian community in that House, except for a brief period, till he passed away in 1993. Also, he remained a member of the National Defence Council from 1964 till his death and a member of the National Integration Council since its inception in 1961.
- Frank Anthony was closely associated with several social, cultural and educational institutions in various capacities. School education was a passion with him and as the Chairman of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations, he left a deep impression. He also set up three schools in Delhi, Calcutta and Bangalore respectively, which have been working very satisfactorily. He is remembered also for his committed work for the welfare and upliftment of the Anglo-Indian community.
- Text : Based on material furnished by the sponsors.