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Postal Stamp Image : MAZHRUL HAQUE 0997 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 02/01/1981
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.35
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0997
Postal Stamp Name : MAZHRUL HAQUE
Stamp Information : Mazharul Haque was born at Bahpura in Bihar on 22 December 1866. After his early education at Patna and Lucknow, he proceeded to England for higher education. In England he came in contact with Mahatma Gandhi, Ali Imam and Sachchindanand Sinha. He formed the Anjuman-I-Islmia, a society for Indian students in England. He was called to the Bar in 1891, returned home and was appointed a Munsif in Awadh. After a few years, he resigned and started practice at Chapra. He did notable relief work during the famine in Saran District in 1897. Mazharul Haque?s public life commenced with the organization of the Bihar Provincial Conference in the first decade of this century. He advocated the constitution of Bihar as a separate Province. A staunch nationalist, Haque vehemently opposed the separate electrorate scheme particularly in the local bodies. But once introduced, he accepted it as a temporary evil. Under the new system he was elected to the Imperial Legislative Concil. He organised the Home Rule Movement in Bihar and was its President in 1916. He also took active part in the Champaran Satyagraha in 1917. The most fruitful phase of his political career began with the Non-Cooparation and Khilafat Movements. He joined them with sincerety and enthusiasm giving up his lucrative practice and withdrawing from the Concil?s elections. He gradually got disillusioned with the idea of self-rule under the Crown and advocated complete Independence as ?the birthright of every Nation?. An ardent believer in democratic decentralization, he organized the Panchayats in Saran District. An advocate of compulsory and free primary education, Haque suggested the formation of Education Leagues to induce people to send their children to school and pleaded for grearter educational facility in the State. In 1921, he started ?The Motherland? an English weekly (later bi-weekly) which soon became a mouthpiece of the Non-Cooperation Movement. Besides being a journalist, he was also a poet and a writer. He helped in the foundation of the Bihar Vidyapeeth which was set up to co-ordinate the activities of the Sadaqat Ashram which functioned as the headquarters of the Congress in Bihar. Mazharul Haque was an ardent champion of communal harmony and regarded it as his ?life?s work? and the ?question-of-questions? on whose successful solution depended the Swarajya. During the last few years of his life, he retired from politics. He died in his home, ?Ashiana? on 2 January 1930. Indian P & T Department is privileged to issue a commemorative postage stamp in his honour. (The above text is based on material published elsewhere and/or supplied by the sponours).
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp design carries the portrait of Mazharul Haque. The first day cover shows ?Ashiana? the ancestral house of Mazharul Haque.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Type : COMMEMORATIVE
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.75 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.70 X 2.4 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 40
Stamp Perforations : 14,1/2x14
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : All over five pointed multiple star watermark paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 20,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Blue Grey
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