A commemorative postage stamp on the 1st Death Anniversary of Krishna Menon, 5th Defence Minister of India (1957-62), Indian High Commissioner to United Kingdom (1947-52) [a part of ‘Personalities Stamps Series‘] :
Issued by India
Issued on Oct 24, 1975
Designed by : India Security Press
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Raw sienna
Denomination : 25 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.56 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Watermark : Printed on unwatermarked Adhesive stamp paper
Quantity printed : 3 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printed at : India Security Press
Name : Vengalil Krishnan Krishna Menon
Born on May 3, 1896 at Calicut, Malabar district, Madras Presidency, British India
Died on Oct 6, 1974 at Delhi, India
- In evolving the policy of non-alignment he played a very important role. He made diplomacy a dynamic instrument for world peace, socialism and national liberation. He took an active role in resolving the Korean and Suez crises.
- Krishna Menon became a member of the Rajya Sabha in 1953. On February 3, 1956, he joined the Union Cabinet as Minister without Portfolio. In 1957 he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Bombay and in April of that year, he became Defence Minister. He worked tirelessly to modernise the defence forces and initiated a number of measures of far-reaching significance.
- Krishna Menon resigned from the Cabinet in 1962, soon after the Chinese aggression. But he continued his activities on the national and international planes.
- He passed away on October 6, 1974.