Postal Stamp Image : DR. SALIM ALI CENTENARY 1685 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 12/11/1996
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 8.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1685
Stamp Information : Salim Moizuddin Abdul Ali was a versatile ornithologist, explorer, ecologist, teacher & a writer. Born on 12th November 1896 Salim Ali took up ornithology at a time when the subject in India was little more than an Englishman's pastime. Salim Ali made it a serious pursuit. In 1930 he went to the Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) with a proposal. Indian birds had not been studied systematically, so would the Society send him on ornithological surveys? He didn't want a salary, only expenses. Thus for the next 20 years Salim Ali roamed the subcontinent, studying birds from Kutch to Sikkim, from Afganistan to Kerla. His method were so unique-he wove history, ecology and geography into his description of a bird and its habitat. In 1941 Slim Ali published "The Book of Indian Birds." It was an instant success. During this period he formed a deep and abiding friendship with S. Dillon Ripley, a young zoologist with the US Army in Celylon. Pooling their vast knowlege, the two men would later publish the ten-volume Handbook of the Birds of India and Pakistan.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The Text, Stamp, FDC, and Cancellation designed by Bombay Natural History Society.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.50 X 7.00 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.15X6.65 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 18
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive Gravure coated stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 0.4 million
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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