Postal Stamp Image : B.S. SACHAR 1191 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 14/08/1986
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.50
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1191
Postal Stamp Name : B.S. SACHAR
Stamp Information : Shri Bhim Sen Sachar was born on December 1, 1894. He was educated at Lahore where he took his B.A. and L.L.B. degrees and started practicing in Gujranwala. In 1921 Shri Sachar became the Secretary, Punjab Pradesh Congress Commitee. He was the Registrar in National University, Lahore and later in 1924-33 he was the Municipal Commissioner, Gujaranwala. Responding to the call of the Mahatma Gandhi for civil disobedience, Shri Bhim Sen Sachar joined hands with freedom fighters and was imprisoned from 1930-31. He shifted to Lahore and started the Sunlight Insurance Company. In 1937, he was elected as a Member to the Punjab Legislative Assembly. At the of Mahatma Gandhi offering individual civil-disobedience, he went to the prison in 1940. He was elected leader of the Congress PArty, Punjab Legislative Assembly. He again went to jail in 1942 in Quit India Movement launched by the Congress and remained in jail for over a year. In 1945 General elections he was elected unopposed to Punjab Assembly from the constituency of Punjab.He was also elected the leader of the Congress Legislative Party. In 1947, he was elected as Member, Constituent Assembly of PAkistan from West Punjab. Shri Sachar became the Chief Minister of Punjab, in 1949. In 1952 general election, he was elected member of Punjab Assembly from Ludhiana city constituency. He again became the Chief Minister of Punjab from 1952-56. He was appointed Governor of Orissa from September 1956 to July 1957 and later the Governor of Andhra Pradesh from 1959- 1962. He was the High Commissioner for India in Ceylon during 1964-66. He also held the offices of Chairman of Guru Nanak Foundation, Punjab and Chairman of Khadi Gram Udyog Sangh. He died on 18th January, 1978. The Department of Posts feels privileged to issue a commemorative stamp in honour of Shri Bhim Sen Sachar in the Series, 'India's struggle for freedom'.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The 50 P multicolour stamp has been designed by Indian Security Press, Nashik Road. The First Day Cover has been designed by Shri Kashinath Rana and the cancellation has been prepared by Mrs. 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 : 15,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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