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 Makhanlal Chaturvedi

Makhanlal Chaturvedi

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 by Indiaमाखनलाल चतुर्वेदी (छायावाद हिंदी साहित्य)

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

About : 

  • 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 MovementFlag 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 KarmaveerMakhanlal‘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 KiritiniHim 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.
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[…] He did his matriculation in 1917 from Ujjain. During this period he came in contact with Makhanlal Chaturvedi and proceeded to Pandit Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi in Kanpur. Kanpur, thus, became his field of […]

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