Postal Stamp Image : B.R. MEDHI 1369 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 24/04/1989
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.60
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1369
Postal Stamp Name : B.R. MEDHI
Stamp Information : Bishnu Ram Medhi (1888-1981) Bishnu Ram Medhi was born on 24th April, 1888 in humble peasant's family at Hajo, a place of historic and religious importance. His father was Sonaram and mother Alehi. Medhi showed academic excellence from his childhood. He passed the Enterance examination from the Cotton Collegiate High School, Guahati in 1905 and in 1909 graduated from the Presidency College, Calcutta in the Science stream. He obtained a degree of M.Sc. from Dacca University in Organic Chemistry in 1911 and carried out research in that University for one year. He then passed the B.L. examination in 1914 and joined the Bar at Guahati the same year. He joined the non co-operation movement in 1921. In 1930 he became the President of the Congress in Assam and continued in the office till 1938. He was the Joint Secretary of the Reception Committee for the All India Congress Committee Session at Pandu in Assam in 1926. He was the Chairman of first Congress of the Guahati Local Board in 1938. In 1946, he became a minister in the Gopinath Bardoloi Caminet in Assam and held the Finance and revenue portfolios. In 1950, he became the Chief Minister of Assam and continued till 1958. He was appointed Governor of Madras from 1958 to 1964. In 1964, he came back to Assam and was returned to State Assembly unopposed from 1967 to 1972. After a protracted illness he passed away on 21st january 1981. He died issuless and donated all the possessed for public prposes. text, courtesy: Shri Bhubaneshwar Kalita Memebr of Parliament.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp has been designed by India Security Press, Nashik Road based on a Photograph, the first day cover by Sankha Samantha and cancellation by Alka Sharma.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.73 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.71 x 2.3 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 40
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked P.G. Matt coated paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 10,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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