Postal Stamp Image : PURUSHOTTAM DAS TANDON 1068 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 15/12/1982
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.50
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1068
Stamp Information : PURUSHOTTAMDAS TANDON Purushottamdas Tandon was born at Allahabad on 1 August 1882. He graduated from the Muir Central College, Allahabad in 1904, subsequently qualifying for a degree in Law and a Master's Degree in History. He entered the legal profession in 1906 and joined the Bar of the Allahabad High Court in 1908 as the junior of Sir Tej Bahadur Sapru. For some time, he worked as the Law Minister of the Nabha State but resigned in 1917. He also gave up his practice in 1921 on account of his involvement in public affairs. He joined the Indian National Congress in 1899 while a student and represented Allahabad at the All India Congress Committee in 1906. He had been imprisoned in 1921 for active participation in the Non-cooperation Movement. Earlier, in 1918 he had organised the Allahabad District Peasants' Committee to improve the working conditions of the agriculturists. He also gave the lead in stating 'No Tax' campaign in 1930 which was appreciated by Jawaharlal Nehru. During his active participation in the freedom struggle, he was arrested several times. His contribution was especially notable in the field of organising Kisan Sabhas to secure the cooperation of the peasantry to the cause of India's independence. He worked for long years as the speaker of the Legislative assembly of U.P. He was also elected to the Constituent Assembly in 1946, to the Lok Sabha in 1952 and to the Rajya Sabha in 1956. He retired from active public life after 1956 due to indifferent health though he continued to do constructive work for many years. He was intimately associated with many institutions like the Servants of the People Society, the Hindi Sahitya Sammelan and the Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti. He devoted major part of his energies to the propagation of Hindi and for the development of literature. His contribution to the cause of Hindi is really momentous. He regarded the knowledge of the ancient cultural heritage of the country as essential to the education of students. He favoured the view of imparting education through the mother-tongue of the students. His life was a saga of courage and sacrifice for the national cause and of resolute attachment to his beliefs even under the most adverse circumstances. Shri Tandon was fondly called 'Rajarshi' by Mahatma Gandhi. In 1961, the title of 'Bharat Ratna' was conferred upon him. He passed away on 1 July 1962. Indian Posts & Telegraphs Department is privileged to isue a commemorative stamp on him. (The above text is based on material published elsewhere and/ or supplied by the sponsors).
Philatelic Stamp Description : Description of Design The stamp, designed by India Security Press, shows the personality alongwith the seal of Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Prayag. Cancellation has been designed by Charanjit Lal.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.7
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.70 X 2.4 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 40
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
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 : Light Brown
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