A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Anniversary of Pandit Makhanlal Chaturvedi, an Indian Hindi Chhayavaad poet, writer, essayist, playwright and journalist, received first Sahitya Akademi Award in 1955 :
Issued on Apr 4, 1977
Issued for : The Posts and Telegraphs Department feels privileged to bring out a commemorative postage stamp in honour of this great son of India.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Burnt Sienna
Denomination : 25 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 X 2.44 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Watermark : Printed on unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Number printed : 30,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing process : Photogravure
Designed and printed at : India Security Press
Name : Makhanlal Chaturvedi
Born on Apr 4, 1889 at Babai, Hoshangabad district, Madhya Pradesh, British India
Died on Jan 30, 1968
- Makhanlal Chaturvedi was born on April 4,1889 in Babai village in Hoshangabad district (Madhya Pradesh). He started his career as a teacher in 1906 but resigned in 1910. He took a leading part in the national struggle for freedom participating in the Non-Cooperation Movement, Flag Satyagraha, Civil Disobedience Movement and Quit India Movement.
- Makhanlal Chaturvedi was one of the most distinguished writers in Hindi literature. He was a sensitive poet, story writer, essayist and playwright. He also edited the Hindi weekly “Karmaveer“. Makhanlal‘s political activities greatly influenced his writings. A forceful and persuasive writer, he aroused great patriotic fervour among the masses by his writings. He was President of All India Hindi Sahitya Sammelan held at Hardwar in 1943. Makhanlal Chaturvedi made notable contributions to the enrichment of various branches of Hindi literature. Some of his great works are ‘Him Kiritini‘, ‘Him Tarangini‘, ‘Yug Charan‘, and ‘Sahitya Devta‘. In 1954 Makhanlal won the Sahitya Akademi Award for his work ‘Him Tarangini‘ becoming the first recipient of the Award in Hindi literature. He was conferred the honorary degree of D. Litt. by Saugar University in 1959. Makhanlal Chaturvedi passed away on January 30, 1968.