A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Rajesh Pilot, an Indian politician from Indian National Congress :
Issued on Jun 11, 2008
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp on Shri Rajesh Pilot.
Stamp & FDC : Brahma Prakash
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi color
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Printing Process : wet–offset
Printers : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Name : Rajeshwar Prasad Singh Bidhuri
Born on Feb 10, 1945 at Viadpura, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died on Jun 11, 2000 at Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
- Shri Pilot is regarded as the man having built bridges with the All Assam Students Union at the height of Assam agitation. He was also responsible for conceptualization of the Jharkhand Autonomous Area Council Bill with the Jharkhand leaders. Shri Pilot is also hailed as the Minister who took a tough stand to break the nexus of politicians bureaucrats businessmen and underworld elements during his tenure in the Ministry of Home Affairs and the widely talked about “Vohra Committee” on the subject was set up by him to come up with suggestions to break the nexus.
- In the latter part of the 10th Lok Sabha, Shri Pilot also held independent charges as Minister of State in the Ministry of Environment and Forest from September 95 to January 96. In this Ministry, he is regarded as the man responsible for spreading environment consciousness to the rural areas and masses besides focusing on urban areas.
- Shri Rajesh Pilot was elected as Member of Parliament of 11th Lok Sabha in 1996. He was re-elected as Member of Parliament for the 12th Lok Sabha in 1998 from Dausa Constituency (Rajasthan). He retained the seat again as Member of 13th Lok Sabha from the same Constituency. Shri Pilot was deeply admired by the people of his constituency. Starting from Bharatpur constituency which he represented in 1980, Shri Pilot represented the Dausa Constituency of Rajasthan for five terms and breathed his last in the same Constituency on 11th June, 2000 when a freak motor accident snatched him away from us.
- In 1992 he was elected as member of Congress Working Committee at the Tirupati Convention of Congress and was nominated again in 1999 by the Congress President as member of the Congress Working Committee.
- A deeply religious person, Shri Rajesh Pilot was a staunch proponent of communal harmony and secularism.
- Text : Based on material given by the proponent.