A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Gulzarilal Nanda, 2nd Prime Minister of India (1964, 1966) :
Issued by India
Issued on Jul 4, 1999
Issued for : The Department of Posts, India is proud to issue a special postage stamp in honour of the birth centenary of this national leader who acted as Prime Minister of India for two short periods.
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 300 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 Sheets 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 : Gulzarilal Nanda
Born on Jul 4, 1898 at Sialkot, Punjab, British India [now in Punjab, Pakistan]
Died on Jan 15, 1998 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
- Gulzarilal Nanda (1898-1998) acted twice as the Prime Minister of India, after the death of Jawaharlal Nehru and again after that of Lal Bahadur Shastry.
- Born on 4th July 1898 at Sialkot (West Pakistan), he joined the Non-cooperation Movement in 1921. Deeply influenced by Gandhiji he went to Ahmedabad to work among textile labour and was involved in trade union activities in Ahmedabad for two decades starting from 1922. He was jailed during the Satyagraha Movement in 1932. While in jail, with his habits of systematic study, he started reading and thinking about planning which was the beginning of his long association with planning which culminated in his stint as Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission in Independent India many years later. Gulzarilal Nanda was elected Member, Legislative Assembly, Bombay in 1937 and subsequently in 1947. He served the Bombay Government as the Minister of Labour and Housing from 1947-1950. He was also the prime mover in organising the Indian National Trade Union Congress in Mumbai in 1947.