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 Pandit Kunjilal Dubey

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Pt. Kunji Lal Dubey1st vice chancellor of Rani Durgavati University, chancellor of Nagpur University, first speaker of Madhya Pradesh legislature, president of Inter University Board of India, Burma & Ceylon :

Kunji Lal Dubey (पंडित कुंजीलाल दुबे) : 1st Speaker of Madhya PradeshNagpur University, Inter University Board of India, Burma & CeylonIssued by India

Issued on Mar 18, 1996

Issued for : The Department of Post issues a commemorative postage stamp in honour of Pt. Kunji Lal Dubey on his birth anniversary.

Credits :
Stamp & FDC, writeup material : Pt. Kunji Lal Dubey Centenary Celebration Committee
FDC : Shri Sankha Samantha
Cancellation : Smt. Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Single colour

Denomination : 100 Paise

Overall size : 4.06 x 2.73 cms.

Printing size : 3.71 x 2.38 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper

Number of stamps Printed : 0.6 Million

Number per issue sheet : 40

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik

Name : Kunji Lal Dubey

Born on Mar 18, 1896 at Amagaon, Narsinghpur district, Madhya Pradesh, India

Died on Jun 2, 1970 at Madhya Pradesh, India

About : 

  • In 1946 and 1952 he was twice elected as a member of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly. He held charge as the Finance Minister in the State Government of Madhya Pradesh in 1967. He will always be remembered for his constructive opposition during his long tenure as the Deputy Leader of the opposition in the Legislative Assembly.
  • Pt. Kunji Lal Dubey was also deeply interested in sports. His encouragement of sports and fine arts in the Universities won recognition with his appointment as President of the Madhya Pradesh Olympic Association, Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association, founder member of the Madhya Pradesh Lalit Kala Academy and President of the All India Ayurved Parishad.
  • His multifaceted services were recognized in 1964 by the award of Padma Bhushan. In 1965 Jabalpur University bestowed an honorary Doctorate of Law on him for his services in the field of law and education and Vikram University awarded him D. Litt. in 1967. A towering intellectual in Hindi, English, Marathi and Sanskrit, Pt. Dubey was a simple man and extremely ethical in his personal and public life. He passed away on 2nd July, 1970.
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