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 series ‘India’s Struggle for Freedom‘] :
Issued 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 Singh, Swami Ramanand Teerth, Swami 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‘.
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
- 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 of Sardar Ajit Singh, Swami Ramanand Teerth, Swami 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.