A commemorative postage stamp on the Birth Centenary of Manohar Bhai Patel, an congress politician from Maharashtra, father of Praful Patel :
Issued by India
Issued on Feb 9, 2007
Issued for : The Department of Posts is proud to release a commemorative postage stamp on Manoharbhai Patel on his birth centenary.
Stamp & FDC : Brahm Prakash
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nasik
- He also came to be a close associate of leaders like Smt. Indira Gandhi, Shri Morarji Desai, Shri Y.B. Chavan and Shri Babubhai Patel. A true Gandhian at heart, Shri Manoharbhai Patel always wore khadi, and remained a very committed member of the Congress Party as also a very active Member of the All India Congress Committee, President of the Vidarbha Region Congress Committee and Treasurer of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee. Shri Manoharbhai Patel became the President of the Gondia Municipal Council in 1946, and continued to be its President till his demise in 1970. He also became a Member of the first Legislative Assembly in 1952, in the erstwhile State of C.P. and Berar, and then, after the reorganization of the States in 1960 in the Assembly of Maharashtra also. In tribute to his commitment and contribution towards various development projects, the Government of Maharashtra named one of the major irrigation projects of the Vidarbha region in Maharashtra as Manohar Sagar.
- “Though a very successful industrialist, his contribution for the cause of the downtrodden, the Freedom Movement, agriculture, education and employment were the hallmarks of a great career which will always be remembered“. Thus said late Shri V.P. Naik, the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra at the commencement of the last journey of Shri Manoharbhai Patel, on 17th August, 1970, when he was accorded a State Funeral.
- Text : Based on material provided by the Proponent.