Postal Stamp Image : A.K. GOPALAN 1421 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 01/10/1990
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 1.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1421
Postal Stamp Name : A.K. GOPALAN
Stamp Information : A.K. Gopalan Ayillyah Kuttiari Gopalan, was born on 1st October 1904 in Cannanore District of Northern Kerala. He had his school education in Tallichery. During his student days he started literary societies and brought out students magazines. After passing SSLC and teachers training certificate course, he joined as a teacher in a local school. By that time Indian political atmospherewas getting electrified under MahatmaGandhi. A.K. Gopalan also jumped into fray and took part in Khilafat Movement. The Khilafat Movement and the Freedom Movement effected a marked change in his outlook transforming him into a dedicated fulltime social and political worker. In 1927 he joined Indian National Congress and started playing an active role in Khadi Movement and upliftment of Harijans. He was arrested for participating in Salt Satyagraha in 1930. While in prison he imbided leftists thinking and became a member of congress socialist party and later on the communist party when it finally took shape in Kerala in 1939. He led the hunger march from malabar to Madras in 1937 and the Malabar Jatha in support of the movement for a responsible government in Travancore. With the out-break of World War-II in 1939 and special upsurge for freedom against British domination, A.K. Gopalan was again arrested. But in 1942 he escaped from prison and absconded tillthe end of the war in 1945. The post war anti-imperialist upsurge led him again to jail and on the dawn of freedom on 15th August 1947 he was still behind the bars. He was released after a few weks. Thereafter he was continuously a member of Lok Sabha for 5 consecutive terms till his death on 22nd march 1977. He also wrote extensively. His autobiography "In the cause of the people" has ben translated into many languages. His other works include "For land", "Around the World", "Work in Parliament", "Collected Speeches" all in Malayalam. He was a staunch freedom fighter, a social reformer and an outstanding leader of communist movement in Kerala. He sacrificed personal comforts for cause of freedom during British Rule. After independence he continued his struggle for upliftment of the downtrodden particularly the Harijans. Text- Courtesy CPMG Kerala.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The postage stamp and FDC are based on Photographs supplied by Mrs. A.K. Gopalan. Cancellation is designed by Ms Nenu Gupta.
Stamp Currency : R
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 adhesive coated paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 6,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Brown
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