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 Indulal Kanaiyalal Yagnik

A commemorative postage stamp on Indulal Yagnik, a leader of All India Kisan Sabha, led Mahagujarat Movement [a part of the seriesFreedom Fighters and Social Reformers‘] :

Indu Chacha and Navjivan NewspaperVaidyanatha Iyer, Indulal Yagnik, Panjabrao Deshmukh & P. KakkanIssued by India

Issued on Dec 9, 1999

Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a set of stamps on these four distinguished sons of India.

Design : The first day cover design attempts to symbolise the spirit of the national movement in particular, the movement for social reform. The series pays homage to the contribution of A. Vaidyanatha Iyer, Indulal Kanaiyalal Yagnik, Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh and P. Kakkan.

Credits :
Stamp :
ISP Nashik based on material supplied by the Government of Gujarat
First Day Cover : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Two

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 : 0.7 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

Name : Indulal Kanaiyalal Yagnik

Born on Feb 22, 1892 at Nadiad, Kheda, Gujarat, India

Died on Jul 17, 1972 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

About : 

  • The Department of Posts issued a set of four stamps to pay homage to A. Vaidyanatha Iyer, Indulal Kanaiyalal Yagnik, Dr. Punjabrao Deshmukh and P. Kakkan, who apart from playing prominent roles in the Freedom Struggle, also made significant contribution through their reformist efforts towards building of the nation in the post-independence years in crucial socio-economic and political spheres.
  • Indulal Kanaiyalal Yagnik (1892-1972), freedom fighter and social reformer, worked assiduously to organise and spread the message of Swadeshi and non-cooperation movement. During the Kaira Satyagraha he played an active role, and along with Vallabhbhai Patel prepared a famine report of Gujarat. In 1919, be organised famine relief work and joined the campaign to oppose Rowlatt Act. Propagation of education, organising of farmer’s movements and development of the cooperative sector were issues close to his heart. He was a votary of the concept of a separate state of Gujarat, which later on became a reality. He also advocated industrial development of the country on modern lines. Since 1957, he continued to represent the Ahmedabad constituency in the Lok Sabha till his death in 1972.
  • Text : Based on Dictionary of National Biography edited by S.P. Sen.
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