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 Swami Ramanand Teerth

A commemorative postage stamp on Swami Ramanand Tirtha, a freedom fighter, educator & social activist, led Hyderabad liberation struggle against Osman Ali Khan, last Nizam of Hyderabad State [a part of the seriesIndia’s Struggle for Freedom‘] :

Sanyasi Ramananda TirthaThe Dandi March and Mahatma GandhiIssued by India

Issued on Aug 15, 1999

Issued for : The Department of Posts is privileged to issue this set of commemorative stamps as its homage to some of the leaders of the struggle for Freedom.

Design : The stamp designs symbolically depict the contributions of Sardar Ajit SinghSwami Ramanand TeerthSwami Keshawanand and Vishwambhar Dayalu Tripathi towards India‘s struggle for freedom. The first day cover shows a memorable scene from the freedom struggle, the ‘Dandi March‘.

Credits :
Stamp :
Maj. S. Ramachand, (Retd.) V&M Communications
FDC : Sankha Samantha
Cancellation : Alka Sharma

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Two Colour

Denomination : 300 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in Sheets 50.8 x 53.5 cms.

Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nashik

Name : Vyenkatesh Bhagvanrao Khedgikar

Born on Oct 3, 1903 at Sindagi, Bijapur district, Karnataka, India

Died on Jan 22, 1972 at India

About : 

  • India‘s struggle for freedom was a movement of national resurgence which brought the people together, in a mass movement spread almost across a century, united by the concept of Indian Nationhood. The struggle produced outstanding leaders from every part of the country, in every period of its long history. The Department of Posts has over the years, depicted the history of the Struggle for Freedom through postage stamps, paying tribute to the sacrifices of the martyrs of the struggle and the various places of the Movement. This set of 4 stamps continues the series, honouring the memory oSardar Ajit Singh, Swami Ramanand TeerthSwami Keshawanand and Vishwambhar Dayalu Tripathi.
  • Swami Ramanand Teerth (1903-1973) led the freedom movement of the people of the erstwhile State of Hyderabad which promoted its accession to the Indian Union in 1948. Deeply influenced by the writings of Ram Krishna Paramhansa, Vivekananda and Swami Ram Tirth, he adopted the ascetic way of life (sanyas) which he felt, ordained him to serve the people better. He associated himself with the activities of the Hyderabad State Congress right from its formation in 1938 and was arrested many times. After independence Swamiji worked for the upliftment of the economically deprived, weaker sections of society. His contribution in the fields of education, progressive land legislation, Khadi and Sarvodaya Movement was truly immense.
  • Text : Incorporating material from National Biography by S. P. Sen.
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