Postal Stamp Image : JOTIRAO PHOOLEY (SOCIAL REFORMER) 0869 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 28/11/1977
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0869
Stamp Information : Jotirao Phooley was born in Pune in 1827 in a poor parant family. His father was Govindrao and mother Chimnabai. Jotirao began his studies at the age of seven in Marathi school and later went to a Scottish Mission School where he completed his studies in 1847. The young Jotirao was full of energy. He read avidly about the lives of Shivaji and George Washington and was inspired by their heroism and love for the motherland. Another great influence o Jotirao was the book 'Rights of man' by Thomas Paine. He decided to devote his life to the task of helping the down troden to break their shackles of bondage. In 1848 Phooley started a school the door of which he threw open to the 'untouchables' and the Girls' School dspite much opposition from certain quarters. Jotirao carried on a crusade against caste system. In 1833 he founded Satya-Shodhak Samaj for spreading the message of emancipation of exploired masses and the weaker sex. Phooley also laboured for the amelioration of the lot of Indian peasants. He firmly believed in the axiom 'Truth Alone Triumphs'. Jotirao Phooley died on November 28, 1890.
Stamp Currency : P
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 paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 30,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Raw Sienna
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