A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Syed Md. Zamin Ali :
Issued by India
Issued on Jun 25, 1980
Issued for : Indian Posts and Telegraphs Department is privileged to honour the memory of great educationist and poet by issuing a special postage stamp.
Description of Designs : The stamp carries a portrait of the personality. The first day cover designed by Charanjit Lal depicts a view of the Muir Central College Building, Allahabad.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Olive Green
Denomination : 30 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Watermark : Printed on water–marked adhesive stamp paper
Number printed : 20,00,000
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Designed and Printed at : India Security Press
Name : Syed Mohammad Zamin Ali
Born on Jun 25, 1880 at Mustafabad, Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died on Apr 25, 1955
- Syed Mohammad Zamin Ali occupies a distinguished position in the realm of Urdu language and literature. He blazed a trail in the Urdu academic world by introducing graduate, post-graduate and research courses in Allahabad University. A founder-head of the Urdu Department of Allahabad University, he designed the basic structure of Urdu studies from the primary to the highest level in India.
- Born on 25 June 1880 at Mustafabad village in the Rae Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh, Zamin Ali was the youngest son of late Syed Wazid Ali. His grand-father, Nauroz Ali was a good poet of his time. Prof. Ali was a poet and also a writer with a facile pen. But it was as an educationist that he excelled.
- He also edited a magazine called ‘Naisa‘.
- He passed away on 25 April 1955. Paying tribute to Prof. Ali, Pandit Nehru described him as “the most brilliant crusader for the cause of Urdu of my time.“