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 Lala Kamlapat Singhania

A commemorative postage stamp on Lala Kamlapat Singhaniaan Indian industrialist, founder of J. K. Organisation (JK) :

लाला कमलापत सिंघानियाFounder of J. K. Organisation (JK)Issued by India

Issued on Dec 1, 2010

Issued for : India Post is happy to honour this visionary Lala Kamlapat Singhania, by issuing a commemorative postage stamp.

Credits :
/FDC/Cancellation :
 Alka Sharma

Type : StampMint condition

Colour : Multi colour

Denomination : 500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million

Printing Process : Wet Offset

Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad

Name : Kamlapat Singhania 

Born on Nov 7, 1884

Died on May 31, 1937

About : 

  • Lala Kamlapat Singhania was born on 7th November 1884. Endowed with sharp business acumen and foresight, he founded the JK Organization. In June 1920, learning that one cotton textile mill from United Kingdom with 40,000 spindles and 100 looms was available in Mumbai, he bought it and established the JK Cotton Spinning & Weaving Mills Co. Ltd on the Indian soil, which produced ‘Swadeshi’ quality goods from Indian cotton. Taking a cue from the Swadeshi movement of Mahatma Gandhi, between 1921 and 1934 he established several new factories and businesses which firmly contributed to the growth of Indian Industry and awakened the entrepreneurial zeal among the average Indian. His business ventures included the manufacture of such varied goods as cotton yarn & cloth, ice, oil, hosiery, jute, sugar and iron and steel. These institutions became the foundation of the JK Organization. Lala Kamlapat Singhania grew up in an atmosphere of spiritual discipline and patriotic fervor. He was deeply influenced by the ideology of Mahatma Gandhi, Madan Mohan Malviya, Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, and Motilal Nehru.
  • He was instrumental in setting up the Merchants Chamber of Commerce in Uttar Pradesh and laid the foundation stone of the Chamber in Kanpur, of which he was the Founder President in the year 1932.
  • Realizing that only education can liberate the mind and empower the young generation, he established the Marwari College in Kanpur to promote higher education in the region.
  • Lalaji, as he was affectionately called, had a deep interest in social affairs and affairs connected with the development of the society. He passed away on 31st May 1937.
  • Text : Based on material provided by the proponent.
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