A commemorative postage stamp on Kailashpati Mishra, an Indian politician from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) [a part of the series ‘Personality Series: Bihar‘] :
Issued by India
Issued on Dec 26, 2016
Issued for : Department of Posts is pleased to release a set of eight Commemorative Postage Stamps on Personality Series: Bihar.
Stamp / FDC / Brochure / Cancellation Cachet : Smt. Nenu Gupta & Smt. Alka Sharma
Type : Stamps, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 2.0 Lakh
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Name : Kailashpati Mishra
Born on Oct 5, 1923 at Dudharchak, Buxar district, Bihar, India
Died on Nov 3, 2012 at Patna, Bihar, India
- Kailashpati Mishra (5 October 1923 – 3 November 2012) was an Indian politician. He was a leader of the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP), a former Governor of Gujarat, and for a short duration, Governor of Rajasthan. He was born in Dudharchak, Buxar, into a Bhumihar family. While studying in class X, he was arrested for picketing at the main gate of his school at Buxar in support of 1942 Quit India Movement. He was affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh from 1944 onwards, and was jailed after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. He took part in the Quit India Movement in 1942 and was arrested for the same. He won the Assembly election for Bikram Patna and served as Finance Minister in the government of Bihar. In 1980, he became the first Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) Bihar president. He also served as BJP national Vice President from 1995 to 2003. Known as the Bhishma Pitamaha of the BJP in Bihar, Shri Mishra was away from direct political activities for over two years before his death, but remained a source of inspiration for the party. Shri Kailashpati Mishra died on 3 November 2012 in Patna, Bihar.
- Text : Based on the material available on internet.