Postal Stamp Image : S. SATYAMURTI 1235 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 22/08/1987
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.60
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1235
Postal Stamp Name : S. SATYAMURTI
Stamp Information : S. Satyamurti, was born on August 19th 1887 at Thirumeyyam in the farmerPudukottah State. Satyamurti after finishing Intermediate in the Pudukottah Maharaja's College joined the Madras hristian College for his B.A. (History). After graduation, he worked as a tutor in his own college before joining the Madras Law College. O completing Law he worked initially in the Chambers of Mr. V.V.Sreenivasa Iyengar and later with Shri S. Sreenivasa Iyengar, former President of the Indian National Congress. Qualities of eloquence,dignity and integrity in Satyamurti came to be recognised by Lokmanya Tilak and Srinivasa Sastri. It was a fitting tribute to his talents that young Satyamurti was chosen to accompany such giants to Britain in 1919 as Secretary of the Congress delegation on the eve of the passage of the Montungu-Chelmsford Reforms by the British Parliament. In 1926 the Swaraj Party sent him to Britain to explain to the British public the Indian point of view. Obeying the clarion call of the Mahatma for non co-operation with the British ruler both in 1930 and 1932, Satyamurti defied prohibitory orders and, courting imprisonment, was sentenced to rigourous imprisonment. Right from the mid-twenties,Satyamurti had been active and eloquent member of the Madras University Senate and Syndicate helping to usher in numerous refrms in the education field. His sevice to education led him to play important role in the creation of te Anamalai University. All along, whenever time could be spared from his political work, it was devoted to the promotion of Carnatic music and the resurgence of classical dance. He became the Vice-President of the Madras Music Vilas Sabha, a prominent amateur theatrical group. In 1939 he was eected Mayors of madras and during his tenure he worked tirelessely to make Madras what he calle "the city beautiful". He initiated the Poondi Reservoir Scheme,now called the Satyamurti Sagar. In 1940 Satyamurti participated in the "individual satyagraha" campaign, defying a prohibitory order and making an anti-war speech. He was detained for 8 months in prison. In 1942 while returning from the Congress Working Committee meeting in Bombay, whe the historic "Quit India" resolution was adopted, he was arrested before he reached Madras. Alongwith other leaders from te South, he was detained in Amraoti. Broken the privations of jail, he died on 28th March, 1943 in the Madras General Hospital, a Martyr for freedom. The Department of Posts is privileged to issue a commemorative stamp on Shri S. Satyamurti in the series India's struggle for Freedom.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The 60 P multicolour stamp has been designed by India Security Press, Nashik Road. The First Day Cover has been designed by Shri Sankha Samantha and cancellation by Mrs. Alka Sharma.`
Stamp Currency : P
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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