Postal Stamp Image : KANDUKURI VEERESALINGAM 0716 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 15/07/1974
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0716
Stamp Information : Kadukuri Veeresalingam was a born crusader against social evils. As a social reformer, he stired public consience for the improvement of Women's status, uplift of Harijans and the removal of various social taboos. A man of action and firm determination he heralded a social revolution in Andhra. He is to Andhra what Ram Mohan Roy is to India in a larger sense. Born on April 16, 1848 Veeeresalingam lost his father at a tender age and was brought up by his uncle. Even as a pupil in the primary school, he opposed meaningless customs and religious beliefs. Later in life he was a school teacher. He fought valiantly against orthodoxy and waged a long-drawn battle for the rights of women to education, mariage of widows and the abolition of child marriage. He campaigned agaist the caste system and encouraged inter-caste mariages. He waged a battle against untouchability. He took up the case of the poor and the downtrodden and fought corrruption in administration. Veeresalngam was also a man of great erudition. He wrote playlets and essays in single Telugu, dealing with social evils. He strted Telugu journalists, and through teir pages advocated various causes for social reform. He breathed his last on May 27, 1919. The Posts and Telegraphs Department is privileged to issue a stamp in honour of this great social reformer and scholar.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp is vertical and depicts the portrait of the personality.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.56 x 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Diagonal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 20,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Burnt Sienna
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