Postal Stamp Image : LAKSHMINATH BEZBARUAH 0568 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 05/10/1968
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.20
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0568
Stamp Information : LAKSHMINATH BEZBARUAH Lakshminath Bezbaruah who pioneered the modern Assamese literature occupies a very high position in the field of Indian letters. He has been deservedly honoured by the Sahitya Academi as one of the makers of modern Indian Literature. Born in 1868 in a well-known family of Assam, he had his early education at Sibsagar and his higher education at Calcutta. He married a niece of the Poet Tagore, an unusual inter-provincial alliance at that time. Although he had to be often away from Assam for long periods, he kept himself in close touch with events at home. A many-sided personality- journalist, lecturer, poet and more especially writer- Laksminath Bezbaruah Set a high literary standard through the monthly periodical "Banhi" which he edited and published. A versaltile writer, his works incluide plays, stories, poems, humorous sketches and works of literary criticism. It was perhaps in his plats that he found his best literary expression. His poem "O'mor Apponar Desh" is among the best known songs of Assam. Into Assam's literary tradition he breathed new life, and he areated new horizons. Honours sought him out in his later life. In 1921, he presided over the All-Assam Students' Conference at Guahati. Two years later he was honoured as "Rasraj" for his humorous writings. He presided over the Guahati session of the Assam SahityaSabha in 1924. His role in the Vaishnavite religious revival in Assam was recognised when in 1933 he was invited to deliver a series of lectures on the subject at Baroda. He passed away in his seventieth year, only a few months after he went back to live in Assam permanently. Lakshminath Bezbaruah was not only a literary figure of outstanding eminence but a distinguished leader of modern Assam. This si the centenary year of his birth and the Posts and Telegraphs Department is proud to associate itself with the celebrations by issuing a special postage stamp to honour this great son of Assam and of India.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The design of the stamp is horizontal and depicts a portrait of Laksminath Bezbaruah at the right half side of the stamp. A line sketch of an open book and a quill is shown in between the word Bharat and 'INDIA' in Hindi and English respectively at the left border of the stamp.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.34 x 2.88 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 2.98 x 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 42
Stamp Perforations : 14 x 13,1/
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 20,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Dark Brown
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