A commemorative postage stamp on Mahan Karmayogi Jan Nayak Karpuri Thakur, 11th Chief Minister of Bihar (1970-71) :
Issued by India
Issued on May 30, 1991
Issued for : The Deptt. of Posts feels privileged in releasing a commemorative stamp in his memory.
Description of Design : The stamp is based on art work provided by Shri Laxmi Sahu. The First Day Cover is designed by Sh. Sankh Samant. Cancellation is designed by Ms. Nenu Gupta.
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Single colour
Denomination : 100 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Indigenous Un W/M gravure coated Adhesive Stamp Paper
Number Printed : 6,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printed : India Security Press
Name : Karpoori Thakur
Born on Jan 24, 1924 at Pitaunjhia, Samastipur District, Bihar, British India [now Karpuri Gram]
Died on Feb 18, 1988 at Patna, Bihar, India
- He was a dedicated votary of Hindi. He did away with the compulsive learning of English as a subject from matriculation curriculum. As Chief Minister, he enforced total prohibition in Bihar State. He also introduced reservation in Government jobs for backward classes in 1978. He established a number of schools and colleges in backward and neglected areas of Bihar with public cooperation.
- A shining symbol of simplicity, humility, integrity and duty, he devoted his life to the cause of social transformation. He fought against exploitation and injustice in society. As a luminary of socialist movement, he occupied a distinguished place in the country’s politics. His premature death on 18th February 1988 has created a void in public and political life which is felt even today by all sections of the society.
- Text : Courtesy Shri Laxmi Sahu, Patna.