A commemorative postage stamp on Bhama shah, a noted general, minister & close aide of Maharana Pratap (part of Personality Series : Historical) :
Issued by India
Issued on Dec 31, 2000
Issued for : The discipline of history has seen a paradigm-shift in modern times, the emphasis now being on the study of socio-economic processes rather than events and personalities. Yet, in the course of the centuries that have passed one does come across personalities of extraordinary charisma, personalities whose deeds and achievements left deep imprints on the minds of their contemporaries and continued to fascinate subsequent generations. A set of commemorative stamps on four such historical personalities of India is being issued by the Department of Posts.
Design : This set of four stamps focuses attention, on India’s great historical heritage, on the lives of Samrat Prithviraj Chauhan (1162-1192 AD), Raja Bhamashah (1542-1598 AD approx), General Zorawar Singh (1786-1841 AD) and Rajarshi Bhagyachandra (1740-1798 AD).
Stamp : Calcutta Security Printers Ltd. – Based on the concept design by Alka Sharma.
FDC : Kamleshwar Singh
Type : First Day Cover
Colour : Five Colour
Denomination : 300 Paise
Overall size : 2.91 x 3.9 Cms.
Printing Size : 2.91 x 3.9 Cms.
Perforation : 13.5 x 13.5
Paper : Matt Chromo
Stamps Printed : 0.4 million each
Number per issue sheet : 40
Printing Process : Photo Offset
Printer : Calcutta Security Printers Ltd.
Name : Bhama Shah
Born on 1542
Died on 1600
- Raja Bhamashah (1542-1598 A.D., approx.) was the childhood friend, colleague and adviser of Maharana Pratap, the legendary hero of Mewar (Rajasthan). Bhamashah’s loyal support was pivotal to the career of the Maharana, right from the time his coronation. Courageous and possessing exemplary military skills, Bhamashah played crucial roles in the numerous military exercises of Mewar against the mighty Mughal army, including the famous battle of Haldi Ghati. After being made the Diwan of Mewar by Maharana Pratap, he worked for the all round development of the state, making significant contributions to the economy as well as military management. His achievements were so far-reaching that some modern historians describe him as the “Uplifter of Mewar”.
- Text : Based on the materials furnished by the sponsors.