A commemorative postage stamp on Sachchidananda Sinha, Interim President of Constituent Assembly of India on 9 December 1946, replaced by Dr. Rajendra Prasad after indirect election on 11 December 1946 [a part of the series ‘Personality Series: Bihar‘] :
Issued by India
Issued on Dec 26, 2016
Issued for : Department of Posts is pleased to release a set of eight Commemorative Postage Stamps on Personality Series: Bihar.
Stamp / FDC / Brochure / Cancellation Cachet : Smt. Nenu Gupta & Smt. Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 2.0 Lakh
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Name : Sachchidananda Sinha
Born on Nov 10, 1871 at Arrah, Bengal Presidency, British India [now in Bihar]
Died on Mar 6, 1950 at Patna, Bihar, India
- Dr. Sachchidananda Sinha (November 10, 1871 – March 6, 1950) was one of the eminent and noted parliamentarian, educationist, lawyer and journalist of India. He was born in Arrah, in Bihar in a well-to-do Kayastha family. He studied Law at London to become a Barrister. He was hardly in his twenties, when he launched the movement for a separate Bihar, soon after returning from England in the year 1891-92. His dream came true in 1911 when Bihar and Orissa came into existence as provinces separate from Bengal at the famous Delhi Durbar.
- He was a member of the Imperial Legislative Council from 1910 to 1920 and the Indian Legislative Assembly. He was Deputy President of the Assembly in 1921. He also held the office of the President in the Bihar and Orissa Legislative Council. He was appointed Executive Councillor and Finance Member of the Government of Bihar and Orissa, and, thus, was the first Indian to be appointed as a Finance Member of a Province. Later, he worked as a member of the Bihar Legislative Assembly. In 1946, he was made the Interim President of the Constituent Assembly of India. Dr. Sinha also distinguished himself as a journalist. He was the publisher of the Indian Nation and editor of Hindustan Review. He wrote rich biographical sketches of his eminent contemporaries from Bihar and the rest of India which were later published in two volumes: 1) Some Eminent Behar Contemporaries and 2) Some Eminent Indian Contemporaries, which was published in year 1944. He was the Vice-Chancellor of Patna University from 1936 to 1944.
- Text : Based on the material available on internet.