A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Vithal Bhai J. Patel, an Indian freedom fighter and political leader, co-founder of Swaraj Party, elder brother of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel [a part of the series ‘Personalities Stamps Series‘] :
Issued on Sep 27, 1973
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Hornet Brown
Denomination : 50 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.56 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Watermark : Printed on unwatermarked Adhesive Stamp paper on reels
Quantity printed : 1.5 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure process
Designed and printed at : India Security Press, Nasik Road
Name : Vithalbhai Jhaverbhai Patel
Born on 1873 at Nadiad, Gujarat, India
Died on Oct 22, 1933 at Geneva, Switzerland
- Vithalbhai Patel was born on September 27, 1873 in Karmasad in Gujarat. After early education at Karmasad and Nadiad, Vithalbhai went to Bombay and qualified for district pleadership. In a few years he became a well known lawyer with considerable practice. His younger brother, Vallabhbhai followed his footsteps. After his return from England in 1908, as a barrister, Vithalbhai practiced in Bombay. Two years later after he lost his wife, he devoted himself entirely to public affairs. He was President of the Bombay Corporation and later he was elected to the Bombay Legislative Council as a representative of local self-governing bodies.