Postal Stamp Image : THAKKAR BAPA 0605 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 29/11/1969
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.20
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0605
Postal Stamp Name : THAKKAR BAPA
Stamp Information : Thakkar Bapa was born on the 29th November, 1869 in a middle-class family of Bhanagar in Saurashtra. His father Vithal Das Thakur named the child Amrit Lal. He received his first schooling for benevolence and service to humanity from his father. He got his L.C.E. (Licenciate in Civil Engineering) from Poona in 1890. He worked as an engineer creditably in Porbander and later went out of India to serve in laying the First Railway Track in Uganda (East Africa). He served also as chief engineer in Sangli State for some time and then was employed in Bombay municipality. It was here he saw, for the first time, the miserable conditions of those scavengers who had to dispose of the refuse of the whole town of Bombay. He was shocked to see the filthy colonies where the Sweepers had to live and made a firm resolve to devote the rest of his life to alleviate the lot of these people.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The design of the stamp is vertical and depicts a portrait of Thakkar Bapa.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.34 X 2.46 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 2.99 x 2.1 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 54
Stamp Perforations : 13,1/2x14
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 : Brown
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