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Postal Stamp Image : J. S. SETT & C. R. HEAD QUARTERS 1439 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 15/02/1991
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 2.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1439
Postal Stamp Name : J. S. SETT & C. R. HEAD QUARTERS
Stamp Information : Jagannath Sunkersett was born on 10th Feb 1803 in a wealthy Murkute family of Daivadnya community. His father was a rich businessman and a landlord. Jagannath received his early education from private tutores and soon became fluent in Marathi, Gujarathi, Sanskrit and English. He want to see an all round development of Bombay. His initiative in this direction saw the setting up of the J.J.School of Art, The Prince Albert Museum and the Victoria Gardens. He was also instrumental in founding the Royal Asiatic Society. Visualising the importance and requirement of faster means of bulk transportation in the future, Jagannath Sunkersett formed the first Bombay Steam Navigation Company. He also realised the need for the Railways. He formed the first Inland Railway Association, which persuaded the British to lay tracks from Bombay's Victoriya Terminus to Thane. This later came to be known as the G.I.P. Railway, he was made one of its first Indian Directors.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The commemorative stamp and the first day cover are based on the art works provided by Shri Vasantrao R. Sunkersett and Daivadnya Samajonnati Parishad. The stamp depicts Jagnnath Sunkershett along with the Headquarters of Central Railways symbolising his efforts in the establishment of the first railway line in Bombay. The First Day Cover depicts the Bombay University with which he was intimately associated. cancellation is designed by Mrs. Alka Sharma.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Type : COMMEMORATIVE
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.55 X 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive coated paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 6,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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