A commemorative postage stamp on Pandit Chakrapani Sharma Chalise, a Nepalese poet, wrote first national anthem (Rastriya Gaan) of Nepal in 1924 composed by Bakhat Bahadur Budhapirthi :

पण्डित चक्रपाणि चालिसे : Writer of Rashtriya Gaan (राष्ट्रिय गान्) of NepalIssued by Nepal

Issued on 2040, Paush 5 corresponding to Dec. 10, 1983

Issued for : In commemoration of Poet Chakrapani his picture has been depicted in the postage stamp brought out today.

Designer : M. N. Rana

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Rs. 4.50

Colour : Multi Colour

Size : 28 x 38 mm

Perforation : 12 x 12

Format : Vertical

Paper : Stamp paper

Quantity : 1,000,000 (One million)

Sheet : 100

Process : Offset lithography

Printer : Secura Singapore Pte Ltd Singapore

Name : Chakrapani Chalise

Born on 1883 at Katunje, Bhaktapur district, Nepal

Died on 1958 at Kathmandu district, Nepal

About : 

  • Poet Chakrapani Chalise, composer of national anthem of Nepal, was born in 1940 VS or 1883 AD. He was a distinguished writer and poet of Nepalese literature. His compositions are immensely simple, lucid and refined. He was decorated with Tribhuban Award in 2021 VS or 1964 AD by Royal Nepal Academy after his death for rendering his lifelong service to Nepalese literature. He died in 2014 VS or 1957 AD.