Postal Stamp Image : JAMSETJI TATA (INDUSTRIALIST) 0495 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 07/01/1965
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.15
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0495
Stamp Information : On the 7th January 1965, the Posts and Telegraphs Department will issue a commemorative stamp to honour Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata in recognition of his services in the industrialisation of the country. Jamsetji N. Tata was born a little more than 125 years ago on the 3rd March, 1839 and was educated at the Elphinston College, Bombay. He joined his father's trading firm in 1858 and had an outstandingly successful business career during which he made a massive contribution to India's Industrial Development. He set up cotton mills in Bombay and Nagpur and founded the Tata Iron & Steel Company, which is among the largest integrated steel mills in the world. He planned the utilisation of hydroelectric power, which resulted in the formation, after his death, of the Tata Power Companies, which supply electric power to Bombay city and the surrounding areas. Jamsetji Tata's contribution to India's industrial advance was monumental. Even when the country was under foreign rule he had the vision to realise the importance of a modern industry for giving a better life to the people. His activities were many-sided. He introduced sericulture into India, founded the Indian Institute of Science in Banglore and applied scientific techniques to the cultivation of cotton and other crops. He freely donated his wealth to worthy causes and is best remembered for the munificent endowment, which he established for the advanced professional and technical training of Indian's abroad. He was a man of high social ideals and was a pioneer in his enlightened attitude towards labour. Jamsetji died on the 19th May, 1904. In the words of our late Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru he was, "one of the great founders of modern India" and there cannot be a more succinct yet fuller tribute.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91x2.90
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.63x2.62 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure.
Number of stamps printed : 2 million
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Plum and Orange
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