Vithalbhai Patel

A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Vithal Bhai J. Patelan Indian freedom fighter and political leader, co-founder of Swaraj Party, elder brother of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel [a part of the seriesPersonalities Stamps Series‘] :

विट्ठल भाई पटेलIssued by India

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

About : 

  • 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.

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