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 Morarji Desai 1997

Morarji Desai 1997

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Morarjee Desai4th Prime Minister of India (1977-79) :

Bharat Ratna Morarji Ranchhodji DesaiIssued 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.

Credits :
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 : Photooffset

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

About : 

  • 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.
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