A commemorative postage stamp on Krishna Nath Sarmah, a nationalist & social reformer from Assam (part of Personality Series : The Spirit of Nationalism) :
Issued by India
Issued on Jul 6, 2001
Issued for : Continuing with the series of stamps on great personalities who inspired the country and influenced the course of India’s National Movement, the Department of Posts is proudly releasing a set of four stamps honouring Syama Prasad Mookerjee, C. Sankaran Nair, Krishna Nath Sarmah and U Kiang Nongbah.
Design : The First Day Cover design incorporates symbols related to the life and achievements of the four personalities, as perceived by the artist.
Stamp : Concept by Alka Sharma, based on material furnished by the sponsors.
FDC : Suresh Kumar
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint condition
Colour : Five Colour
Denomination : 400 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 Cms.
Printing Size : 3.55 x 2.54 Cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported Unwatermarked Stamp Paper
Stamps Printed : 0.4 million each
Number per issue sheet : 40
Printing Process : Photo Offset
Printer : Eagle Press Private Limited
Name : Krishna Nath Sarmah
Born on 1887
Died on 1947
- Krishna Nath Sarmah (1887-1947) was a renowned nationalist and social reformer from Assam. After graduating in Science and Law, he had started legal practice in 1917. However, heeding to the call of Mahatma Gandhi he joined the freedom struggle, renouncing a flourishing practice and a promising career. As one among the founders of the Congress in Assam and with active presence in it at the national level, he concentrated on the constructive work and never aspired for any position. He played an active role in the promotion of Khadi, propagation of Hindi and fight against untouchability in Assam. The opening of his private ancestral temple to the Harijans was an epoch making event. He also had to suffer imprisonment at the hands of the colonial rulers, but made the most of his incarceration by giving expression to his literary talents by translating books like the “Ramcharit Manasa” and “Gita” into Assamese.
- Text : Based on material furnished by the sponsors.