Postal Stamp Image : NARHAR VISHNU GADGIL 1144 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 10/01/1985
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.50
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1144
Stamp Information : NARHAR VISHNU GADGIL Shri Narhar Vishnu Gadgil popularily known as Kakasaheb Gadgil, was an erudite lawyer, veteran freedom fighter, eminent politician and an outstanding literary figure. Born on 10th January, 1896, he graduated from Fergusson College, Pune in 1918 and obtained a degree in Law in 1920. He was deeply influenced by Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru and Vallabhbhai Patel during his lifetime. Swami Ramkrishna Paramhans and Swami Vivekanand also left a deep impress upon his mind and character. He actively participated in the national movement from 1920 when he joined the Indian National Congress. He took part in all the movements from 1921 onwards and suffered imprisonment eight times. Shri N.V.Gadgil came to rank as one of the prominent national leaders. He was an office-bearer in the Congress organisation for more than three decades from 1921. He was Secretary, Poona District Congress Committee (1921-25); President, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (1937-45); Member, Congress Working Committee (1952-55); and whip and Secretary of the Congress Legislative Party (1945-47). He was elected to the central Legislative Assembly in 1034. He was Minister in the first Cabinet of independent India and from 1947 to 1952 and held several portfolios like Commerce, Works, Mines and Power. During his tenure in the Central Cabinet, he initiated many development projects such as Bhakra, Hirakund and Koyna. He served the Governor of Punjab from 1958 to 1962. He was appointed Vice-Chancellor of Poona University in 1964. He was also associated with several public associations and institutions such as Sarvajanik Sabha Pune; the Yong Men's Association, Pune; the Maharashtra Youth League, Bombay; Pune Central Cooperative Bank and the Pune Municipality. He was one of the pioneer of social reform movements in Maharashtra in the 1930's. Shri Gadgil was a prolific writer. He wrote several books and articles on Politics, Economics, Law, History, Oratory etc. His important works include 'Pathik' (an autobiography), 'Rajya Shastra Vichar', 'Subha Shastra', 'Vaktrutva Shastra' and 'Gyanbacha Arthashastra'. For his great contribution to Marathi Literature, he was elected President of the Marathi Sahitya Sammelan in 1962. After an illustrious career of public service, he died on 12th January, 1966. The Indian Posts & Telegraphs Department is privileged to issue a commemorative postage stamp in honour of Narhar Vishnu Gadgil, a veteran freedom fighter and a prominent national leader.
Philatelic Stamp Description : Description of Designs The stamp depicting the portrait of Narhar Vishnu Gadgil has been designed by the India Security Press, Nasik. The cancellation has been designed by Alka Sharma.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 x 2.7
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.71 x 2.3 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 40
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 : 15,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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