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Stamp Issue Date : 26/08/2002
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 4.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 9999999
Postal Stamp Name : BHAURAO KRISHNARAO GAIKWAD
Stamp Information : Bhaurao Krishnarao Gaikwad (1902 - 1971) was a fearless leader who fought for the rights of the down-todden sections of the society. Born in the Nashik disrict of Maharashtra, he rose to Prominence with a rally organised in 1927 at Mahad. His oratory against the British Government inspired the Satyagrahis and was appreciated by Dr. Ambedkar who was present at the rally. He remaned a close associate of Dr. Ambedkar thereafter. In 1930, he played a prominent part in the famous Satyagraha at the Kalaram Temple to gain entry into the temple, for which he had to suffer imprisonment. He fought the practices of untouchability and caste discrimination which were prevent in the society during those days, bravely facing the oppression unleashed by the orthodoxy. The Dhamna Parishad at Yeola was another epoch making event organised by him, in which Dr. Ambedkar had declared his intention to leave the fold of Hindu religion.
Philatelic Stamp Description : Text based on material furnished by the sponsor. Stamp designed by Sankha Samanta. FDC designed by Bharti Mirchandani. Cancellation by Alka Sharma.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Type : COMMEMORATIVE
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 2.90 X 3.91 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 2.55 X 3.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 40
Stamp Perforations : 13.5x13.5
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Matt Chromo
Indian Stamp Process : Photo Offset
Number of stamps printed : 0.4 million
Stamp Printed At : Calcutta Security Printers Ltd
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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