A commemorative postage stamp on Pt. Surya Narayan Vyas, an Indian astrologer and diviner from Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh (Personality Series: Indian Literature) :
Issued by India
Issued on Jun 22, 2002
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to issue a set of postage stamps honouring Babu Gulabrai and Pandit Suryanarayan Vyas.
Stamp & FDC : Bharti Mirchandani
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Four Colour
Denomination : 400 Paise
Overall size : 2.90 x 3.91 cms.
Printing size : 2.55 x 3.55 cms.
Perforation : 13.5 x 13.5 with elliptical hole on each 39.1 mm sides
Paper : Matt Chromo
Stamps Printed : 0.4 million
Number per issue sheet : 40
Printing Process : Photo Offset
Printer : Calcutta Security Printers Ltd.
Name : Surya Narayan Vyas
Born on 1902 at Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died on 1976
- The Department of Posts issues a set of two stamps on Babu Gulabrai and Pandit Suryanarayan Vyas respectively, as part of the ongoing personality series.
- Pandit Suryanarayan Vyas (1902-1976), who made a mark as a writer, scholar and astrologer was also a proponent of India’s rich tradition in art, literature and culture. He was actively involved in the freedom struggle in his youth. He played a leadership role in the Satyagraha Movements in Malwa and Ajmer and was sentenced to jail by the British rulers. He realized the importance of enabling the common man to get rid of his psychological slavery. He set out to instill self-respect in the masses. It was with this objective that he initiated the All India Kalidas Festival in Ujjain in the year 1928, which has now become an important event in the national calendar. He used his writings, journals and even the medium of film to create a sense of pride among the common man in the country’s glorious past. He was the guiding spirit behind the feature films Kavi Kalidas and Samrat Vikramaditya. Pandit Vyas published more than 50 books in different languages and edited numerous journals. The country honoured him with Padma Bhushan in 1958.
- Text : Based on material furnished by the sponsors.
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