Postal Stamp Image : HAKIM AJMAL KHAN 1230 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 13/02/1987
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.60
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1230
Postal Stamp Name : HAKIM AJMAL KHAN
Stamp Information : Hakim Ajmal Khan,born in 1864, is generally acknowledged to be the most significant name among the twentieth century Indian scholars and physicians of the Unani system of medicine. Not merely an able physician, he was distinguished literature, a true patriot, a thorough dmocrate, a veteran statesman and a great humanitarian. Ajmal Khan came from the famous Sharif Khani family of Delhi-known after his great grandfather who made immense contribution in keeping alive thetwo age-old native medical systems-Unani Tibb and Ayurveda- in the country at a time when these systems were getting a serious blow from the British rulers. He established the Hindustani Dawakhana at Delhi in 1905 to manufacture Unani and Ayurvedic medicines. Three years later he started a Unani Medical School for Women. But his cherished dream was realized with the setting up of Ayurvedic and Unani Tibba College, Delhi, which was inaugureted by Mahatma Gandhi on 13th February, 1921. Ajmal Khan played a positive role in the national freedom struggle, and worked in close association with such national leaders as Mahatma Gandhi, Motilal Nehru, Lal Lajpat Rai, Swami Shraddhanand, Ali Brothers, Annie Besant and many others. He emerged to be a symbol of Hndu-Muslim unity. His involvement in the independence struggle and Khilafat movement was total. Although his servicesas a physician were recognised by the British Government as early as 1908, when he was honoured with the title of 'Haziq-ul-Mulk' and the gold medal of 'Qaiser-e-Hind', Ajmal Khan returned both his title and Gold medal to the government when he was at the Zenith of his political activity in 1920. Mahatma Gandhi commended his courageous act of Ajmal Khan and in one of his editorials i his paper 'Young India' observed: "It is the prelude to a general withdrawl of cooperation from the government and its consequent paralysis". Some days later at the Jamait-Ul-Ulema Conference at Kanpur, the national leaders conferred upon Ajmal Khan the title of Masih-ul-Mulk. In 1921 he rose to become the President of Indian National Congress. Ajmal Khan breathed his last on 29th December 1927 after having lived a life of great feats. On his death Mahatma Gandhi wrote in 'Young India': He was a great Muassalman and an equally great Indian. He led Hindus and Mussalmans equally and was in turn equally respected and loved by both. Ajmal Khan left the Indian people a truly immortal legacy in his deeds and became the guiding light for the coming generations. The Dept. of Posts is previleged to issue a commemorative stamp on Hakim Ajmal Khan i the series "Freedom struggle of India".
Philatelic Stamp Description : The 60P multicolour stamp has been designed and printed by India Seccrity Press, Nashik Road. The cancellation has been designed by Miss Nenu Baga.
Stamp Currency : R
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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