A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Morarjee Desai, 4th Prime Minister of India (1977-79) :
Issued by India
Issued on Feb 28, 1997
Issued for : The Department of Post honours his memory with the issue of this special commemorative postage stamp on the occasion of his birth anniversary.
Stamp and FDC : Min. of Information & Broadcasting, P.I.O.
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint condition
Colour : Two Colour
Denomination : 100 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.60 x 2.55 cms.
Perforation : 13.5 x 13.5
Paper : Matt Chromo
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Number per issue sheet : 40
Printing Process : Photo–offset
Printer : India Security Press, Nasik
Name : Morarji Ranchhodji Desai
Born on Feb 29, 1896 at Valsad, Gujarat, India
Died on Apr 10, 1995 at New Delhi, India
- He was the Chairman of the Administrative Reforms Commission during 1966-67.
- He was Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister in Indira Gandhi‘s Cabinet. Finally, he served the country as Prime Minister.
- He was a firm believer in Swadeshi and was closely connected with Gujarat Vidyapeeth at Ahmedabad and Lok Bharati a rural University in Gujarat, and also with several cultural, religious, academic and social bodies. His whole career is a record of self-confidence, courage, fearlessness and guarded innovations based on Gandhian concepts. What Morarjee stood for is best illustrated by the message he gave to the youth of India.
- “The youth should lead a fearless and truthful life. They should not accept anything which was against the values of the nation. They should aim high and serve the motherland with dedication.“
- He was awarded in recognition of his long and outstanding service to the nation the highest civilian award of India, the ‘Bharat Ratna‘. He died on April 10, 1995 a little short of his 100th birthday.
- Text : Dictionary of National Biography, Editor S. P. Sen.