A commemorative postage stamp on Karmayogi M. B. Appasaheb Kadadi, an Indian activist from Maharashtra :
Issued on May 17, 2012
Issued for : Department of Posts is happy to issue a postage stamp on M.B. Kadadi.
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint condition
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.3 Million
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Name : M.B. Kadadi
Born on Sep 15, 1909 at Solapur, Maharashtra, India
Died on Feb 27, 1992
- M.B. Kadadi, fondly known as Appasaheb was born on 15th September, 1909. After matriculation from Solapur, he joined Deccan College, Pune in 1929 to complete higher education. He drew inspiration from Mahatma Gandhi and took an active part in the Swadeshi and Quit India Movements.
- Appasaheb continued to be active in public life after independence also. He was elected to the then Bombay Legislative Assembly in 1952. He was also elected to the Lok Sabha in 1962. As President of Shri Siddheshwar Deosthan Panch Committee, Solapur, he contributed immensely in the establishment of new institutions and organizations for the welfare of all communities. He started Shri Siddheshwar Charitable Dispensary at Solapur for rendering free medical treatment to the public. He also started Shri Siddheshwar Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Solapur.
- Appasaheb was a visionary who believed that education is essential for the progress of the nation. He started Sangameshwar College in 1952 at Solapur. He was closely associated with the establishment of various other educational institutions for primary and intermediate education. He made special efforts to help the poor and needy students by providing them hostel and boarding facilities.
- Appasaheb was also a founder member and chairman of ‘Sanchar‘, a daily newspaper in Marathi language which became famous for its impartial news and articles without any political bias. He took a leading part in founding the Solapur Chamber of Commerce and Industries which became the premiere organization of trade and commerce in Solapur district.
- Appasaheb‘s belief that ‘Life is Duty’ won him the love of masses. He breathed his last on 27th February, 1992.
- Text : Based on the material provided by the proponent.