Posted on 24.12.14:
Mahamana Madan Mohan Malaviya has been awarded the Bharat Ratna posthmously, which is the highest Civilian award given in India, along with the popular Atal Bihari Vajpayee, India's most popular Prime Minister. He is the first pre-Independence era prominent Indian to be awarded the Bharat Ratna. The awards are proposed to be given on 26th January 2015, India's Republic day.
This coin was released on 25.12.2012.
Posted on 06.09.2017:
The above image is that of the cover of the two-coin Proof set album, showing a familiar image of Mahamana Madan Mohan Malaviya. To the bottom right is a tag indicating that this is a “Proof set”.
Obverse of the Rs 150/- (Rupees One hundred and fifty) coin showing the Lion Capitol in the top centre with the words “Satyameva Jayate” (Truth always prevails) in Hindi/Devnagri inscribed below it, below which is the denominational value of the coin preceded by the rupee symbol. On the left periphery is the name of the country “Bharat” (in Hindi/Devnagri) and on the right periphery is mentioned “India” (in English).
Links to Posts on Mahamana Madan Mohan Malaviya, and Varanasi City:
1) Commemorating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahamana Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861-1946): Freedom Fighter and Founder of the Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U.)
2) "Ghats of Varanasi": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Sumita
3) "Varanasi City": A set of Commemorative Stamps brought out by India Post on 24.10.2016
4) Banaras Hindu University (BHU): Celebrating the Centenary of its establishment (1916-2016): Two commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on 28.06.2017