A commemorative postage stamp on Mahan Karmayogi Jan Nayak Karpuri Thakur11th Chief Minister of Bihar (1970-71) :

Jan Nayak Karpuri Thakur (Chief Minister of Bihar)Issued by India

Issued on May 30, 1991

Issued for : The Deptt. of Posts feels privileged in releasing a commemorative stamp in his memory.

Description of Design : The stamp is based on art work provided by Shri Laxmi Sahu. The First Day Cover is designed by Sh. Sankh Samant. Cancellation is designed by Ms. Nenu Gupta.

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Single colour

Denomination : 100 Paise

Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.

Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Indigenous Un W/M gravure coated Adhesive Stamp Paper

Number Printed : 6,00,000

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printed : India Security Press

Name : Karpoori Thakur

Born on Jan 24, 1924 at Pitaunjhia, Samastipur District, Bihar, British India [now Karpuri Gram]

Died on Feb 18, 1988 at Patna, Bihar, India

About : 

  • He was a dedicated votary of Hindi. He did away with the compulsive learning of English as a subject from matriculation curriculum. As Chief Minister, he enforced total prohibition in Bihar State. He also introduced reservation in Government jobs for backward classes in 1978. He established a number of schools and colleges in backward and neglected areas of Bihar with public cooperation.
  • A shining symbol of simplicity, humility, integrity and duty, he devoted his life to the cause of social transformation. He fought against exploitation and injustice in society. As a luminary of socialist movement, he occupied a distinguished place in the country’s politics. His premature death on 18th February 1988 has created a void in public and political life which is felt even today by all sections of the society.
  • Text : Courtesy Shri Laxmi Sahu, Patna.