Shree Somnath Sigdel

A commemorative postage stamp on ‘Pandit Raj’ Sri Somnath Sigdelfirst Principal of the Valmiki Sanskrit College, Kathmandu :

1st Principal of the Balmiki Sanskrit College, KathmanduIssued by Nepal

Issued on 2030 Aswin 19 corresponding to 5 Oct 1973

Issued by :
His Majesty’s Government
Postal Services Dept.
Nepal Philatelic Bureau
Kathmandu

Designer : K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Rs. 1.25

Colour : Gr. Blue Grey

Size : 3.91 cms. x 2.90 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Unwatermarked Adhesive paper

Quantity : 5,00,000 (Half Million)

Sheet : 35

Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press

Name : Somnath Sigdel

Born on 1884

Died on 1972

About : 

  • Born on Ashwin 19, 1941 B.S. Late Shree Somnath Sigdel was a renowned scholar and author who was highly respected for his in-depth knowledge of the various branches of the Sanskrit literature. He was the first principal of the Valmiki Sanskrit College, Kathmandu. In recognition of his precious contributions to the promotion of education and literature, he was invested with the order of the Gorkha Dakshin Vahu and was given the title of Pandit Raj (Master Scholar). Winner of the Tribhuwan Award, Shree Sigdel was made a member of the Royal Nepal Academy. He passed away on Ashwin 28, 2029 B.S.

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