Postal Stamp Image : KHUDIRAM BOSE 1409 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 11/08/1990
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1409
Postal Stamp Name : KHUDIRAM BOSE
Stamp Information : Shahid Khudiram Bose Khudiram Bose is hailed as the first martyr of organised revolutionary movement for India's freedom. He has become a legend on account of his fearlessness and valiant defiance of death. Khudiram Bose was born on 3-12-1889 in Habibpur Village of Midnapur district in Bengal. He had lost his parents at a very early age and was brought up by his elder sister. He joined the movement for thecountry'sliberation after the partition of Bengal, in 1905. Hestarted his revolutionary activities under Satyen Bose. He was first arrestedin February 1906 but escaped from the police custody. He subsequently participated in the incident of looting mail bags at Hatgacha in 1907 and in the bomb attack on Governor's special train in December 1907. He was known in revolutionary circles of Midnapur as a courageous and capable organiser. Kingsford, the Chief Presidenvy Magistrate of Calcutta had made himself thoroughly unpopular by his harsh methods of suppressing the national movement. It was decided by the revolutionaries to eliminate/ liquidate him and this task was assigned to Khudiram Bose and Prafulla Chaki. Kingsford had, meanwhile, been transferred to Muzaffarpur as Sessions Judge. On 13 April, 1908, Khudiram assisted by Prafulla Chaki threw a bomb at the carriage supposed to carrying Kingsford. Unfortunately, in stead of Kingsford, two ladies who were travelling in that carriage were killed. Prafulla Chaki was apprehended by the police but he shot himself dead. Khudiram was arrested a day later. He fearlessely told the police that he had thrown the bomb to punish Kingsford. He was sentenced to death and hanged on 11 August, 1908. In MUzaffarpur Jail the Magistrate, who had ordered his execution subsequently remarked that Khudiram "moved to gallow like a defiant lions cub." The martyrdom of Khudiram at the age of 19, led to a surge of patriotic awakening all over the country. Songs were composed glorifying his contribution and his sacrifice passed into folk lore. Even today the soul stirring songs composed in his honour are sung by Bengali folk-singers. Text: Courtesy Prof Samar Guha, Dictionary of national Biography.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp is designed by India Security Press, Nashik Cncellation is designed by Alka Sharma.The pencil sketch on the First day Cover is based on art work provided by Chintmani Kar. Inset is designed by Sankha Samant.
Stamp Currency : R
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 adhesive Gravure coated stamp 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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