Maharshi Bulusu Sambamurthy
A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Anniversary of Bulusu Sambamurti, President of Madras Legislative Council (1937-42) :
Issued by India
Issued on Mar 4, 2008
Issued for : Department of Posts is proud to issue a commemorative postage stamp on Maharshi Bulusu Sambamurthy.
Stamp : Based on material provided by the proponent
FDC & Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : Security Press, Hyderabad
Name : Bulusu Sambamurti
Born on Mar 4, 1886 at Dulla, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Died on Feb 2, 1958 at Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh, India
- On 6th April 1930, during the Salt Satyagraha, Sambamurthy alongwith other leaders, marched to Chollangi village near Kakinada town and defied the Salt laws by making salt from the sea water there. On 18th April 1930 he was arrested and imprisoned in Vellore. In 1937, provincial elections were held under the Government of India Act of 1935. Sambamurthy was elected to the Provincial Assembly of Madras State. The Congress Party formed the government under C. Rajagopalachari. Sambamurthy was elected Speaker of the provincial Legislative Assembly.
- After independence too, Sambamurthy continued to work in the public sphere. He supported the demand for a separate state of Andhra Pradesh. Challa Seshagiri Rao, the editor of Andhra Patrika, recognizing his greatness called him “Maharshi“, an apt title. But by 1953, when the state of Andhra Pradesh was formed, Sambamurthy‘s health had started deteriorating. He retired to Kakinada where he spent the evening of his life attending religion discourses. Maharshi Bulusu Sambamurthy passed away on 2nd February 1958 at Kakinada, shorn of the material wealth which he had sacrificed for the cause of India‘s freedom.
- Text : Based on material provided by the proponent.