Postal Stamp Image : TARUN RAM PHOOKUN 0839 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 22/01/1977
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0839
Postal Stamp Name : TARUN RAM PHOOKUN
Stamp Information : Tarun Ran Phookun, polpularly known as 'Deshabhakta', was born in Guahati in Kamrup District of Assam on Jaunuary 22, 1877. He was educated in Cotton Collegiate School, Guahati and Presidency College, Calcutta. Later, he was called to the Bar from Inner Temple in London. He distinguished himself as a lawyer ans also served as Lecturer in Earle Law College in Guahati. Phookun was a prominent member of the Assam Asociation which was the only political organisation in Assam til 1920. He played a notable part in forming the Assam Branch of the Indian National Congress in 1921 and as elected its first President. When the Non-cooperation Movement was started, Phookun took a leading part in it and he toured various parts of Assam carrying the message of MAhatma Gandhi. He was sentenced to one year's rigorous imprisonment in 1921 in connection with the Non-cooperation Movement. After release he joined the Swaraj Party. He was twice elected to the Central Legislative Assembly. In 1926 he becam the Chairman of the Reception Committee of the Pandu Session of the Indian National Congress. Phookun was also a popular figure in the civic life of Assam. As Chairman of thee Municipal Board and Local Board of Guahati he undertook several programmes for the uplift of the under-privileged sections of society. While Chairman of the Guahati Municipal Board he established a Leper Asylum in Guahati. He was a forceful oretor and also an eminent writer. He served as a President of the Assam Sahitya Sabha, a premier literary organisation in Assam at its Goalpara Session in 1927 ansd as President of the Assam Chhatra Sammelan in 1928. Tarun Ram Phookun breathed his last on July 28, 1939. The Posts and Telegraphs Department feels privileged to bring out a commemorative stamp in honour of this great son of India on the occasion of his birth centenary.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.5 x 2.54 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 30,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Suede Gray
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