A commemorative postage stamp on Pandit Vishwambhar Dayalu Tripathi, an Indian lawyer & politician from Unnao, Uttar Pradesh [a part of the series ‘India’s Struggle for Freedom‘] :
Issued by India
Issued on Aug 15, 1999
Issued for : The Department of Posts is privileged to issue this set of commemorative stamps as its homage to some of the leaders of the struggle for Freedom.
Design : The stamp designs symbolically depict the contributions of Sardar Ajit Singh, Swami Ramanand Teerth, Swami Keshawanand and Vishwambhar Dayalu Tripathi towards India‘s struggle for freedom. The first day cover shows a memorable scene from the freedom struggle, the ‘Dandi March‘.
Stamp : Maj. S. Ramachand, (Retd.) V&M Communications
FDC : Sankha Samantha
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Two Colour
Denomination : 300 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 Sheets 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 : Vishwambhar Dayalu Tripathi
Born on Oct 5, 1899 at Bangarmau, Unnao district, Uttar Pradesh, India
Died on Nov 18, 1959
- India‘s struggle for freedom was a movement of national resurgence which brought the people together, in a mass movement spread almost across a century, united by the concept of Indian Nationhood. The struggle produced outstanding leaders from every part of the country, in every period of its long history. The Department of Posts has over the years, depicted the history of the Struggle for Freedom through postage stamps, paying tribute to the sacrifices of the martyrs of the struggle and the various places of the Movement. This set of 4 stamps continues the series, honouring the memory of Sardar Ajit Singh, Swami Ramanand Teerth, Swami Keshawanand and Vishwambhar Dayalu Tripathi.
- Vishwambhar Dayalu Tripathi (1899-1959) who hailed from Unnao in Uttar Pradesh was influenced by the fiery speeches of Lokmanya Tilak to join the struggle for Freedom. His participation in the ‘Salt Satyagraha‘ led to rigorous imprisonment. Thereafter for his role in agitation against government’s policy of land revenue assessment, he was jailed on a number of occasions. He went on to play a pivotal role in the agitation for abolition of the land tenancy system and amelioration of hardships of poor farmers. In post-independence India, he made significant contribution to the “Sarvodaya Movement” for making land available to the poorer section in the villages. He was also instrumental in preparing the first ever document on development of Andaman and Nicobar Islands as the Chairman of a parliamentary delegation.
- Text : Material furnished by Pt. Vishwambhar Dayalu Tripathi Smarak Smriti.