Postal Stamp Image : G. BEWOOR 1395 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 20/11/1989
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.60
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1395
Postal Stamp Name : G. BEWOOR
Stamp Information : Gurunath Bewoor Gurunath Bewoor was the first Indian appointed as Director General Posts and Telegraphs Department, an appointment he held for 7 years from 1934 to 1941. he was born on 20th November, 1888, in village Bewoor, in Bijapur District of the old Bombay Presidency and now in Karnataka. He got his Bachalor of Arts degree from the Deccan College, Pune, and won the Dakshina Fellowship. He joined Cambridge University, England, from where he graduated and having passed into the Indian Civil Services joined service in 1912, being posted to the old Central Provinces. After distinct service, he was transformed to the Posts and Telegraphs Department in 1922. He served as Post Master General at patna, Nagpur and Bombay till his posting as Director General in 1934. In 1941, he was appointed Secretary, Posts amd Air Department and in 1946 was Member of the Viceroy's Executive Council in the Caretaker Government, and soon thereafter retired from the I.C.S., thus ending his 24 years association with the Department. He was knighted for his services. He submitted a report, after scientifically gauging work in Post Offices, on which a formula was introduced in 1929 known as "Bewoor Time Test". Text based on: Inamdar in Dictionary of National Biography.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The stamp has been designed by the India Security Press, Nashik Road, based on photographs furnished by Gen. G.G. Bewoor, PVSM, (Retd.). First Day Cover design is by Sankha Samantha. Alka Sharma has designed the cancellation.
Stamp Currency : P
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 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 : Brown
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