A commemorative postage stamp on the Death Anniversary of Nanasaheb N. G. Gore, a Marathi socialist leader :
Issued by India
Issued on May 1, 1998
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a special postage stamp on Shri N. G. Goray.
Stamp : Mr. Shekhar Godbole, Pune and India Security Press, Nashik Road
FDC : Mr. Shekhar Godbole, Pune
Cancellation : Smt. Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Single Colour
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated stamp paper in Sheet 50.8 x 53.5 cms.
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nashik
Name : Narayan Ganesh Gore
Born on 1907 at Hindale, Konkan, Maharashtra, India
Died on May 1, 1993
- Popularly known as Nanasaheb Goray, Narayan Ganesh Goray was born on 15th June 1907 in a middle class family at Hindale, a remote village in Sindhudurg – then Ratnagiri District of Konkan in Maharashtra. N.G. Goray studied in Fergusson college, Pune, where he graduated in 1929 and took his L.L.B. in 1935. As a young man he came under the influence of Gandhiji‘s teachings and actively participated in the salt and forest satyagraha movements in the early thirties. He took part in the ‘Quit India‘ movement of 1942 and was imprisoned and courted arrest on a number of occasions. He took part in a satyagraha at Gulbarga in the former Hyderabad State and was kept in confinement.
- He was a founder member of Congress Socialist Party since 1934 till it was dissolved. After independence Goray was one of the top national leaders of the Socialist Party and was Chairman of the Praja Socialist Party for five years. Goray also took part in satyagraha movement, for liberalisation of Goa from Portuguese imperialist domination and was jailed for some time. He was mayor of Pune in 1968-69. N.G. Goray was elected to Rajya Sabha in 1970 and continued as Member of Parliament upto 1976. Thereafter he served as High Commissioner for India in England from 1977 to 1979.
- Shri Goray was an eminent thinker and an ardent social reformer. Through his prolific writings in English and Marathi, he always made a fervent plea for social justice and equality. He wrote twenty six books in Marathi, which include History of America and books on socialism and Democracy. He also wrote short stories and literary essays. His writing is marked with vigour and an exquisite style. He was a great rationalist and his speeches were hailed for clarity of ideas and for powerful oratory. N. G. Goray passed away on 1st May, 1993.
- Text : Prof. Vasant Bapat & Shri G. P. Pradhan, Pune, National Biographies.