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416) Personality Series: Bihar: A set of 8 Commemorative stamps commemorating eminent personalities of Bihar, issued by India Post on 26.12.16:



416) Personality Series: Bihar: A set of 8 Commemorative stamps commemorating eminent personalities of Bihar, issued by India Post on 26.12.16:


This set of 8 stamps honours the contributions of eight prominent personalities from the Indian State of Bihar who have made significant contributions to Indian Society during their lifetimes – Four Freedom Fighters and later politicians who left a significant impact on the development of Bihar (Dr. Sachidananda Sinha, Sri Krishna Sinha, Kailashpati Mishra, Karpoori Thakur), two Poets and prominent writers – Vidyapati, Phanishwar Nath Renu, the man who carved a road through a mountain with a chisel and hammer over 22 years to reduce travel distance from his village to the next town with medical facilities, after his wife passed away without medical aid - Dashrath Manjhi (also known as the “Mountain Man”) -  and last, but not least - Veer Kunwar Singh who at the age of 80, led his troops in a Guerrilla warfare against the British East India Company in India’s First war of Independence in 1857 and routed the British forces in one last battle, before he passed away due to his injuries.

This Stamp set has been issued by India Post under its Personality Series issues and is sub-titled “Bihar”.

 The First Day Cover (FDC) issued on the occasion. It shows on the bottom left a picture of the ruins of the ancient Nalanda University. Below this image is the inscription "Vyaktitva Shrankhla: Bihar (in Hindi) and "Personality Series: Bihar" (in English) . The eight 500 Paise or Rs 5/- stamps bear the images of the  personalities covered in this issue, a brief description of their contributions are carried later in this post.
The Rs.5/- Stamps have been cancelled with the hand-stamp of New delhi GPO and bears the inscription "Vyaktitva Shrankhla: Bihar" (in Hindi) and "Personality Series: Bihar" (in English) on the outer periphery and a leaf in the centre. The Cancellation is dated "26.12.2016".


Dr. Sachidananda Sinha (10.11.1871-06.03.1950):

He was an eminent and noted Parliamentarian, Educationist, Lawyer and Journalist of India.

Born in Arrah in a noted Kayastha family, he studied Law at London to become a Barrister. He was barely in his twenties, when he launched the Movement for a separate Bihar, soon after returning from England in 1891-92. His dream came true in 1911 when Bihar and Orissa (present day Odisha came into existence as Provinces separate from Bengal at the famous Delhi Durbar of King George V.

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 was appointed Executive Councillor and Finance Member of the Government of Bihar and Orissa and 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: a) “Some Eminent Behar Contemporaries” and b) Some Eminent Indian Contemporaries which were published in 1944.

He was also the vice-Chancellor of Patna University from 1936 to 1944.
 Karpoori Thakur (1920-1988):

He was born in Samastipur District of Bihar and was popularly known as “Jan Nayak” (the “people’s leader”).

As a student activist, he left his College to join the Quit India Movement and spent 26 months in prison while participating in the Indian Independence Movement. N the early days after Independence, he served as a teacher in the Middle School of his village. He was interested and involved in various public causes, particularly those relating to the upliftment and social equality of the weaker sections of Society.

In 1952, he became a member of the Bihar Vidhan Sabha (meaning “Legislative Assembly”).

In 1960, he was arrested for leading Posts & Telegraph (P & T) employees during a general strike of the Central Government employees.

In 1970, he undertook a fast unto death for 28 days to promote the cause of Tata Electric Locomotive Company (TELCO) labourers.

He served as a minister and as Deputy chief Minister of Bihar, before becoming the Chief Minister of Bihar in December 1970 itself, a position which he held till June 1971 and then, again, from December 1977 to April 1979.

He enforced total prohibition of alcohol in Bihar. During his tenure, many schools and colleges were established by him in the backward areas of Bihar.

He was a strong votary of the Hindi language. He served as the President of Samyukta Socialist Party (SSP) and was a Socialist leader who championed the cause of the poor and underprivileged. 
 Dashrath Manjhi (1934 – 17.08.2007):

Also known as “Mountain Man”, he was a poor labourer in Gehlour village, near Gaya in Bihar, India, who carved a path through a 360 feet long, 30 feet wide and 25 feet high hillock using only a hammer and chisel. After 22 years of hard work on this project, he shortened the travel distance between the Atri and Wazirganj Blocks of Gaya Town from 55 km to 15 km.

He was inspired to take up this enormous task when one day, while crossing the Gehlour hills to bring him lunch, his wife slipped and fell seriously injuring herself. Due to non-availability of urgent medical attention, she eventually passed away.

He was so disturbed by this incident that he resolved that very night to carve a path through the Gehlour hills so that his village could have easier access to medical facilities. He worked tirelessly and completed the work of carving a path through the hillock in 23 years. His monumental efforts resulted in making life easier for the people of his village. He passed away at the age of 73 in 2007.
 Vidyapati (1352-1448):

He was also known by the sobriquet “Maithili Kavi Kokil” (meaning “the poet cuckoo of Maithili”) because he was a Maithili poet and a Sanskrit writer. He was born in the village Bisfi in Madhubani district of Mithila Region of Bihar, India. His name Vidyapati derived from two Sanskrit words – “Vidya” (meaning “knowledge”) and “Pati” (meaning “master” of “husband”), thereby connoting a “man of knowledge”.

He is known for his works in Sanskrit and erotic poetry written in Maithili language. He is also well known for his poetry dedicated to Lord Shiva. He composed several songs in the form of “Nacharis” and “Maheshbanis” in praise of Lord Shiva. It is believed that pleased with his devotion and poetic creativity, Lord Shiva himself came to him in the guise of a cowherd boy/shepherd called “Ugna”. The place where Ugna appeared before the poet is known as “Ugnasthan”.

The devotional songs composed by Vidyapati are still sung in Mithila and form an important part of folklore. His poetry has greatly influenced the literary works done by several poets and writers who followed him in Hindustani, Bengali, Maithili and other Eastern literary traditions. He passed away in the Janakpur area of Mithila Region of Nepal while in exile.
 Kailashpati Mishra (05.10.1923-03.1.2012):

He was an eminent Freedom Fighter and an Indian politician and a leader of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP). He was also a former Governor of the Indian State of Gujarat and for sometime the Governor of Rajasthan.

He was born in Dudharchak, Buxar, in Bihar in a “Bhumihar” (named after the landed class) family. While studying in Class X, he actively participated in the Quit India Movement (1942) and was arrested for picketing at the main gate of his school at Buxar.

From 1944 onwards he was affiliated with the “Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh” (RSS) and was jailed after the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

After India gained its Independence from the British Raj, he won the Assembly election from Bikram Patna and served as Finance Minister in the Government of Bihar.

In 1980, he became the President of the Bihar Circle of the BJP and from 1995 to 2003 he served as the Party’s National Vice President. Towards the end of his political career during the last two years he remained away from a direct involvement in politics but remained a source of inspiration for the Party. Fondly remembered as the “Bhishma Pitamaha” (he Patriarch in the Indian Epic “Mahabharat”) of the BJP in Bihar, he passed away on 03.11.2012 in Patna, Bihar.
 Veer Kunwar Singh (1777 – 1858):

He belonged to a royal Ujjaini house of Jagdishpur, presently a part of Bhojpur district of Bihar in India. He belonged to the Ujjainiya Rajput clan.

He is the most important Freedom fighter who led the First War of Independence against the British East India Company (BEIC) in 1857 in Bihar, India. He was nearly 80 and in failing health, when he was called upon to take up arms. He fought British forces for nearly a year in his frail condition with determination and undaunted courage. He was an expert in the art of guerrilla warfare and assumed command of the BEIC Bengal Army soldiers who joined the cause of the Freedom Fighters on 05.07.1857. Two days later he occupied Arrah, but by 03.08.1857, after valiantly engaging numerically superior British forces, he engaged in a tactical withdrawal across the Ganges or Ganga River on his way to relieve his hard pressed forces at Jagdishpur which had faced great devastation by rampaging BEIC troops.

It is believed that while crossing the Ganga River, he was wounded in the arm by the pursuing BEIC forces and the valiant old warrior severed the injured limb and flung it into the River.

In his last battle fought on 23.04.1858, near Jagdishpur, the troops under the control of the BEIC were completely routed. Despite being injured, Veer Kunwar Singh fought bravely against the British army and with his men, drove them away. He returned to his palace on 23.04.1858 and passed away soon after on 26.04.1858.
  Phanishwar Nath Renu:

He was one of the most successful and influential writers of modern Hindi literature. Popularly known as “Renu” he was also a Freedom Fighter, Memoirist and an active political and social activist.

He is best known for promoting the voice of the contemporary Rural India through the genre of “Aanchalik Upanyas” (meaning “Regional Story”) and is ranked amongst the pioneering Hindi writers who brought regional voices into the mainstream Hindi literature.

He was born on 04.03.1921, at a small village of Purnea District (Present day Araria district) in the Indian State of Bihar in a middle class farmer family. He did his Matriculation from Nepal and received his higher education from Banaras Hindu University (BHU).

In 1942, he left his studies and took part in the Indian Freedom Struggle. He spent three years under rigorous imprisonment in Bhagalpur Jail.

Thereafter, in 1950, he participated in the Nepali Revolutionary Movement against the Nepal Monarchy which resulted in the establishment of democracy in Nepal.

He penned a number of short stories, poems, memoirs and travelogues. His first novel “Maila Anchal” (meaning “soiled upper garment”) was published in 1954, which is considered to be a master-piece of Hindi Literature. This novel portrayed the culture, characters and the narrative of Mithila with amazing sensitivity in Hindi Literature for the first time and radically changed the structure and narrative style in Hindi novels. The distinct feature of this novel was that it does not possess a structured plot or story-line in the conventional sense. For the first time, the National Canvas illustrated the Regional Flavours and nuances, highlighting the richness and the life force, which diversity brings with it.

He was awarded one of India’s highest civilian honours – the Padma Sri – in 1970, which he returned later in protest against the proclamation of Emergency (a draconian & authoritarian misrule) of the Congress Party led by the subsequently much discredited Indira Gandhi.
  Sri Krishna Sinha (21.10.1887 – 31.01.1961):

He was born on 21.10.1887 in Khanwa, in the Indian state of Bihar.

He received his early education from Zilla School in Monghyr or Munger. He displayed his capability as a leader in his school days itself. After obtaining a Law Degree from Patna University, he started practicing Law at Munger in 1915.

He worked relentlessly in the Inian Freedom Struggle against the British Raj and left his Legal Practice in 1921, to take an active part in Mahatma Gandhi’s Non-Cooperation Movement. He became a popular Freedom Fighter, well known across Bihar as “Bihar Kesari”.

He was arrested and imprisoned in 1922 by the British India Government and released 8 years later. Thereafter, he played an important role in the “Namak Satyagrah” of Mahatma Gandhi (meaning “Salt Satyagrah”) at Garhpura.

Under the Act of 1935, he formed a Cabinet at Patna on 20.07.1937. As he disagreed with the Governor on the issue of the release of political prisoners, he resigned from this post. The Governor had to finally give in and agree to his terms, whereafter he resumed this office once again.

In 1939, he resigned once again, over the issue of involving India in the Second World War, without the consent of the Indian people.

Impressed by Dr. Sinha’s resolve and his convictions, Mahatma Gandhi called him the “First Satyagrahi of Bihar”.

In 1946, he was elected as the Chief Minister of Bihar and he served in this capacity till 1961.

He was also selected as a member of the Constituent Assembly of India. He passed away on 31.01.1961.

Technical Data:

Issuer: Department of Posts, India or India Post

Denomination: 500 Paise or Rs.5/- each (8 stamps)

No. of Stamps printed: 200,000 each

Printing Process: Wet Offset

Printer: Security Printing Press, Hyderabad








Links to posts on Indian Post-Cards:

1) Historical First Day Covers on Post Cards compiled by Karnataka Postal Circle on Post Independence India

2) For Part I of the DYKS (32) "Birds of the Himalayas", please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" (Part I) - Description of 16 birds with picture postcards)

3) For Part II of DYKS (32): "Birds of the Himalayas", please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" Description of 16 Birds with picture postcards)

4) For Part III of DYKS (32): "Birds of the Himalayas" please click on the following link: ("Birds of the Himalayas" Description of 16 Birds with picture postcards)

5) Two Series of Postage Stamps issued during the reign of George V: Inauguration of New Delhi in 1931 and Silver Jubilee of the reign of George V in 1935 compiled by Karnataka Postal Circle   

6) Aero India 2015: Asia's Premier Air Show: A set of 10 Post cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post in 2015. 

7) Himalayan Lakes: Chanratal, Roop Kund, Sela, Tsangu and Tsomo Riri: A set of five post cards issued by India Post in 2015 

8)  Incredible India: (Part I) A set of 48 Post Cards issued by India Post in 2015
9) Incredible India: (Part II) A set of 48 Post cards issued by India Post in 2015
10)   Incredible India: (Part III): A set of 48 Post cards issued by India Post in 2015
 11) Olympic Events: A set of 12 Post cards issued by the Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 11.07.2016  

12) "Orchids": A set of 12 postcards issued by the Karnataka Postal Cicle of India Post, with designs inspired by 6 Stamps on Orchids issued by India Post on 21.10.1991 and 6 Stamps issued on 08.08.2016 

13) Legendary Women (of India): A set of 10 Post-cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

14) Sundarban (Part I): A set of 48 Post Cards brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

15) Sundarban (Part II): A set of 48 Post cards brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

16) Sundarban (Part III): A set of 48 Post Cards brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

17) Football Legendaries: A set of 18 Postcards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

18) Wild India - Mammals: Part I): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

19) Wild India - Mammals (Part II): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

20) Wild India - Mammals Part III): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2015 

21) Butterflies of India (Part I): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2016 

22) Butterflies of India (Part II): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2016 

23) Butterflies of India (Part III): A set of 48 Post Cards issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post in 2016 

24) Beetles: A set of five stylised Post Cards issued by the Chennai Postal Circle of India Post
  
Maximum or Maxim Cards: 

1) Did You Know series (33): 1) Maxim or Maximum Cards 2) A set of 5 Maximum Cards issued by the Department of Posts, India to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Establishment of the High Court of Judicature at Allahabad 

2) Orchids: A set of six Maxim or Maximum Cards issued by the Karnatala Postal Circle, India Post on 08.08.2016

3) Exotic Birds: A set of six Maxim Cards issued by India Post on 05.12.2016 

4) Nature: India: A set of six Maxim Cards issued by India Post on 25.01.2017 

5) Headgears of India: A set of 16 Maxim Cards issued by Chennai Postal Circle of India Post on 10.02.2017 

"My Stamps" Albums:

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3) "Sun Temple, Konark": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev 

4) "Fairy Queen": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev 

5) "Mahabodhi Temple": "MyStamps" (issued by India Post): Rajeev 
  
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 Links to other Commemorative Stamps posts on Indian Stamps issued during 2017:

1) Splendour of India: Happy New Year: A set of 12 Stamps issued by India Post on 01.01.2017

2) 350th Prakash Utsav: Guru Gobind Singh Ji: A commemorative Stamp of Rs.10/- brought out by India Post on 05.01.2017

3) India-Portugal: Joint Issue: A set of two Stamps commemorating the Dandiya and Pauliteiros Dances issued by India Post on 07.01.2017 

4) Dr. M.G. Ramachandran (or MGR) Birth Centenary : A Commeorative Postage stamp issued by India Post on 17.01.2017 

5) Nature: India: A set of six commemorative Stamps issued by India Post on 25.01.2017 

6) India Post Payments Bank (IPPB): A commemorative stamp of Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 30.01.2017 

7) Headgears of India: A set of 16 stamps issued by India Post on 10.02.2017 

8) Bicentenary of the Raising of the Poona Horse Regiment  (July 1817 - July 2017): A Commemorative 500 Paise or Rs.5/- stamp issued by India Post on 11.02.2017 

9) Centenary of Ramjas College: A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 13.02.2017 

10) Ladybird Beetle: A set of four Stamps brought out by India Post on 23.02.2017 

11) Yogada Satsang Society of India Centennial Celebrations: A 00 Paise or Rs./ stamp issued by India Post on 07.03.2017

Links to other Commemorative Stamps posts on Indian Stamps issued during 2016:

1)  Special India Post Cover  carried in a dedicated Hot Air Balloon flown during the II International Hot Air Balloon Festival held in Pollachi, Tamilnadu, released by Tamilnadu Circle of India Post in January 2016

2) "Vibrant India": Postage Stamps issued by India Post on this theme

3) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nasik from 16-18.01.16: (Part 1) Spl. Covers on Pandu Leni Caves and Smt. Kusum Dhirubhai Mehta released by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 16.01.2016 

4) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nashik from 16-18.01.2016: (Part 2) Spl.Covers on Kalaram temple and Nashik "Grape City & Wine Capital of India" released by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 17.01.2016 

5) MAHAPEX - 2016 held at Nashik from 16-18.01.16: (Part 3) Spl. Covers on "Nashik Dhol" and "Dr. Anand Gopalrao Joshi" released by Maharashtra postal Circle on 18.01.2016 

6) International Fleet Review - 2016 (IFR - 16) held at Vishakhapatnam from 04.02.16 to 08.02.16: Commemorative Postage stamps issued by India Post 

7) Celebrating 75 Years of setting up of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal : Commemorative Postage Stamps brought out by India Post. 

8) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06 - 09.02.2016: (Part 1): Spl. Covers on "Indian Dak Runner" & "The PUNPEX-16 logo" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 06.02.2016 

9) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 2): Spl. Cover on "Butterflies of Chandigarh" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 07.02.2016 

10) PUNPEX - 16  held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 3): Spl. Cover on "Sukhna Wildlife Sanctuary, Chandigarh" released by Punjab Postal Circle on 07.02.2016 

11) PUNPEX - 16 held at Chandigarh from 06-09.02.2016: (Part 4): Spl. Cover on "Migratory Birds of Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh" released on 07.02.2016 

12) "Gurudwara Shri Paonta Sahib": Spl. Cover released by HP Postal Circle, of India Post 

13) India's First International Fleet review held on 18.02.2001 at Mumbai 

14) "Jal Mahotsav" on the River Narmada from 12-21.02.2016: Spl Cover issued by the Department of Posts, India 

15) "Simhasth Kumbh Mahaparv", Ujjain 22.04.2016-21.05.2016: MAPPEX-2016 Spl Cover released by Postmaster General, Indore Region, India Post on 07.02.2016 

16) Unique Handicrafts of Madhya Pradesh: MAPPEX 2016: A Special Cover issued by the Postmaster General , Indore Region, Indore, on 05.02.2016 

17) Golden Jubilee of The Statesman Vintage & Classic car Rally": Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi on 28.02.2016 

18) Mahamaham Kumbha Mela Festival, Kumbhakonam, Tamil Nadu: February 13-22, 2016. Special Cover issued by the Postmaster General Tamilnadu Circle, Chennai, India Post. 

19) "Maharaja Agrasen ki Baoli " in New Delhi: "UTSAV 2016"- A Special cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle on 17.02.2016 

20) Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios Birth Centenary celebrations : A Special Cover issued by Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi, India Post on 15.02.2016

21) Shri Lakshmi Narayan Temple: UTSAV 2016: A Spl Cover issued on 17.02.2016 by Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi 

22) National Science Centre Delhi: UTSAV 2016: A Spl Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, New Delhi , Department of Posts, India on 16.02.2016 

23) Commemorating the Birth Centenary of Vasantrao Srinivassa Sinai Dempo: A Rs.5/- Stamp issued by  India Post on 04.03.2016 

24) 150th Anniversary of the Allahabad High Court : Commemorative Stamps & Coins issued by the Department of Posts, India & India Government Mint, Mumbai respectively 

25) National Archives of India (Part 1): 125th Anniversary Celebrations: Commemorative Stamps issued by the Department of Posts, India on 13.03.2016 

26) The Gilgit Record (Manuscripts): National Archives of India (Part 2) A 30 paise Stamp issued in 1979,  by the Department of Posts, India. 

27) "A Minor Rock Edict" of Samrat ashok found in Gujarra , Distt. Datia M.P. : A Special Cover issued by the Indore Region, MP Postal Circle, Deptt. of Posts, India

28) "Batesara Group of Temples": A Special Cover issued by Indore Region, M.P. Postal Circle, Deptt. of Posts, India 

29) "India-UN Women HeForShe Programme": Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post  

30) Fire Services of India: A Rs. 5/- Stamp issued by the department of posts, india to honour the "Fire Services of India

31) Govardhanram Tripathi: Commemorative Rs.5/ Stamps brought out in his honour by the Department of Posts, India. 

32) The "Everlasting Flame international Programme 2016": A Special Cover issued by Delhi Postal Circle, Department of Posts, India. 

33) "Ahimsa Ball": Commemorating the 10th Installation Ceremony of the Ball: A Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle on 26.04.2016 

34) "BRICS Friendship Cities Conclave 14-16 April 2016, held at Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by the Maharashtra Postal Circle on 14.04.2016 

35) "25th Shukla Day Coin and Philately Fair" held from 22-24.04.2016 at Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by the Maharashtra Postal Circle, India Post on 22.04.2016 

36) "Indian Coast Guard Air Station Chennai Silver Jubilee": A Special Cover issued by Tamilnadu Postal Circle of India Post on 07.03.2016 

37) Swami Chidananda: A Rs.5/- Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 21.05.2016, celebrating his Birth Centenary. 

38) "Brave Fighter Narvir Shivaji Kashid: A Special Cover issued by Maharashtra Postal Circle on 05.05.2016 

39) Tata Power: Commemorating the centenary of the establishment of The Company by India Post, by issuing Rs.5/- stamps on 10.06.16 

 40) "Surya Namaskar": The theme of second International Day of Yoga: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post on 21.06.2016

41) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in Jharkhand: DEOPEX:2016: A Special Cover issued by the Jharkhand Postal Circle, India Post on 18.03.2016 

42) "Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar": DEOPEX-2016: A Special Cover issued on him by Jharkhand Postal Circle, India Post on 18.03.2016 

43) "Philatelic Seminar, Jaipur": A Special Cover issued by the Rajasthan Postal Circle, India Post on 28.02.2016 

44) "Shantheyanda Okkada Hockey Namme - 2016": A Spcial Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 03.05.2016 

45) The Indian Institute of Architects: Commemorating the Centenary year of the Institute by issuing a Special Cover by Maharashtra Postal Circle, India Post on 12.05.2016  

46) Indian Naval Air Squadron 300 (INAS 300): A Special Cover issued on the Induction of MiG-29Ks and de-induction of Sea Harriers in the Squadron, by the Maharashtra Postal Circle of India Post on 11.05.2016 

47) State Trading Corporation : Celebrating 60 Glorious Years: A Special Cover issued by the Delhi Postal Circle, India Post on 18.05.2016 

48) Christ Church Fort Teppakullam, Tirichirappalli: 250th Anniversary Celebrations: A Special Cover issued by Tamilnadu Postal Circle, India Post on 17.05.2016 

49) "BSE" (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange): Commemorating the 140th Year of its establishment: A Rs.5/- commemorative stamp brought out by India Post on 09.07.2016 

50) "VIKAS PARV - CHHAU DANCE": A Special Cover issued by Jharkhand Postal Circle on 17.06.16 

51) 65th Plenary of the North Eastern Council held on 26-27 May 2016 at Shillong: A Special Cover brought out by the NE Postal Circle of India Post, on 03.06.2016 

52) Platinum Jubilee of the First Philatelic Bureau set up in Mumbai: A Special Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle, India Post on 21.06.2016 

53) Chennai Book Fair: A Special Cover issued by the Tamilnadu Postal Circle of India Post on 01.06.2016

54) Chennai Book Fair (Part II) A.K. Chettiar : One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

55) Chennai Book Fair (Part III): T.Janakiraman: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

56) Chennai Book Fair (Part IV): P.V. Akilandam: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

57) Chennai Book Fair (Part V): D. Jayakanthan: One of 6 eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

58) Chennai Book Fair : (Part VI): Pudhumaipithan: One of Six Eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

59) Chennai Book Fair: (Part VII): Va Ramasamy: One of six eminent Tamil writers on whom Tamilnadu Postal Circle has issued Special Covers on 10.06.2016 

60) Tadoba Andhari National Park: Commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on "International Tiger Day" at Nagpur on 29.07.2016 

61) Tara Mata Temple Shimla: Famous Temples of Himachaal Pradesh Series: A Special Cover issued by HP Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016 

62) Bagla Mukhi Temple, Bankhandi, Kangra: Famous Temples of Himachal Pradesh Series: A Special Cover released by the H.P. Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016  

63) Chintpurni Temple , Chintpurni Una, HP: Famous temples of Himachal {radesh Sries: A Special Cover released by H.P.Postal Circle of India Post on 29.04.2016 

64) Ter-Centenary of the martyrdom of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur: A Special Cover brought out by Delhi P0stal Circle of Indiapost on 20.06.2016 

65) "Rio 2016" Summer Olympics: Commemorative Stamps and booklets issued by the Department of Posts, India on 05.08.2016

66) "Orchids": A set of 6 Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post on 08.08.2016  

67) Indian Metal Crafts: A set of six Stamps issued by India Post on 26.08.2016 

68) Independence Day - Tourism in India: A Rs. 25/- Commemorative Stamp issued by India Post on 15.08.2016 

69) "Kargil Diwas" - A Special Cover brought out by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post on 26.07.2016 

70) Jagadguru Shri Shivrathri Rajendra Swamy : A Commemorative Rs.5/- Stamp brought out on his Birth Centenary on 27.08.2016 

71) Lady Hardinge Medical College: Commemorating the Centenary of establishment of LHMC by issue of Rs.5/- stamps by India Post on 23.09.2016 

72) Swachh Bharat Mission: Second set of Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post on 02.10.2016

73) Induction of C-130: A commemorative stamp of 500 Paise issued by India Post on 06.10.2016 

74) Central Water and Power Research Station, (CWPRS) Pune: A commemorative Rs.5/- stamp issued by India Post commemorating the Centenary Celabrations of establishment of the CWPRS

75) Kanger Valley National Park, Jagdalpur: A Special Cover brought out by Chhattisgarh Postal Circle, India Post on 26.06.2016 

76) Jagadish Chandra Bose (Great Scientist): A Special Cover brought out by the Jharkhand Postal Circle, India Post on 15.02. 2016 

77) "Near Threatened Birds": (Series I): Stamps issued by India Post to create awareness about four Near Threatened (NT) Bird species on 17.10.2016 

78) "Varanasi City": A set of Commemorative Stamps brought out by India Post on 24.10.2016

79) National Unity Day (or Rashtriya Ekta Diwas): Salute to the Unifier of India: A Commemorative postage stamp brought out on Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel by India Post on 31.10.2016 

80) 50 Years of Haryana: A Commemorative Postage stamp issued by India Post on 01.11.2016 

81) Mahseer: A Special Cover issued by the Indore Region of the Department of Posts, in coordination with the Forest Department Madhya Pradesh on 09.09.2016 

82) Third Battalion:The Garhwal Rifles: A Commemorative postage stamp issued to celebrate the Centenary of the Battalion's Raising day in 1916. Stamp issued by India Post on 19.11.2016 

83) "Picnic": The theme of Children's day 2016: Two commemorative stamps brought out by Indiapost in the denominations of 1500 Paise or Rs.15/- each on 14.11.2016 

84) Nobel Prize Winners of India: A Special Cover brought out by Rajasthan Postal Circle of India Post in co-ordination with the Philatelic Society of India and St. Xavier's School, Jaipur on 21.10.2016 

85) Chilika Lake: A Special Cover issued by the Odisha Postal Circle of India Post at the National Philatelic Exhibition on Nature and Environment - 30.09.2016 to 02.12.2016 on 30.09.2016 

86) Exotic Birds: A set of six Commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on 05.12.16 

87) Akshardham Temple and Pramukh Swami Maharaj: A set of two stamps issued by India Post on 07.12.2016 

88) AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences): A Rs. 5/- commemorative stamp issued on the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee (60 years) of establishment of AIIMs on 03.12.16

89) Season's Greetings: A set of two Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post on 23.12.2016 

90) Samrat Vikramadittya: A Commemorative Rs.5/- Stamp brought out by India Post on 22.12.2016 

91) 150 Years of setting up of the first building of Hardayal Heritage Public Library in 1866: Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 26.12.16 

92) Personality Series: Bihar: A set of 8 Commemorative stamps issued by India Post on 26.12.2016 

93) Deendayal Upadhyaya: Birth centenary commemoration (1916-2016) A Commemorative stamp of Rs.10/- issued on him by India Post on 29.12.16 

94) Legendary Singers of India: A set of 10 stamps issued by India Post on 30.12.2016 

95) State Bank of Mysore (SBM): A Special Cover issued by Karnataka Postal Circle of India Post on 16.12.2016 

Links to other Commemorative Stamps posts on Indian Stamps issued during 2014 and 2015:

1) 2014 FIFA World Cup held in Brazil - A set of four stamps issued by India Post.

2) Commemorative Stamps on "Swachh Bharat" Mission

3) Commemorative Stamps on "Project Rukmini"

4) Commemorative Stamps on "Indian Ocean & Rajenda Chola I"

5) International Day of Yoga - "Commemorative Stamps & Coins" 

6) India-France - 50 Years of Space Co-operation - Commemorative Stamps

7) Commemorative Stamps on 50 years (Golden Jubilee) of "Engineers India Limited"

8Bicentenary of the "Old Theological Seminary" (OTS) Kottayam, Kerala

9Commemorative stamps issued on Nabakalabera (Jagannath Temple, Puri)

10) Commemorative stamps issued on an Indian Game called "Sagol Kangjei" originated in Manipur, from which Polo was adapted all over the World  

11) Samrat Ashok - Commemorative Stamps issued on the legendary Emperor of Ancient India 

12) Women Empowerment - Commemorative Stamps

13) Baba Amte - Commemorative Stamps 

14) Did You Know Series (4): A sample of the beautiful stamps brought out by Department of Posts, India 

15) 10th World Hindi Conference held at Bhopal - Commemorative Stamps issued by Department of Posts India

16) 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Indo-Pak War: Commemorative stamps issued by Department of Posts, India. 

17) Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Birth of Dr. B.R. Ambedker by Department of Posts, India with a stamp titled "Dr B.R. Ambedkar and the Indian Constitution" 

18) The "Charkha" or the Spinning Wheel: Commemorative stamps issued by the Department of Posts, India 

19) Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam - Commemorative Stamp issued by the Department of Posts, India 

20) 50th Anniversary of the Border Security Force (BSF): Commemorative Stamp issued by the Department of Posts, India 

21) 3rd India- Africa Forum Summit at New Delhi - Commemorative Stamps issued by Department of Posts, India 

22) Commemorating the Golden Jubilee of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL): Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post.

23) Commemorating the Bicentenary of the Raising Day of the First and Third Gorkha Rifles: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post.  

24) India-Singapore Joint issue: 50 Years of Bilateral Relationship: Two Commemorative Stamps issued by India-Post. 

25) Celebrating 60 years (Golden Jubilee) of EEPC India: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post. 

26) Centenary of the setting up of the Zoological Survey of India: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post 

27) Celebrating Children's Day on November 14th - Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post. 

28) Musicians of India - Commemorating Classical Musicians of India by issue of Stamps by India Post. 

29) Sumitranandan Pant (poet and writer) : Commemorative postage stamps issued on him by India Post 

30) Golden Jubilee of the Establishment of the IDSA, New Delhi: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post 

31) 100 Years of Return of Mahatma Gandhi to India in 1915: Commemorative postage stamps issued by India Post 

32) Commemorating Alugumuthu Kone, one of the first Freedom Fighters against the British: Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post

33) Centennial of the Patna High Court of Judicature: Commoemrative Stamps issued by India Post  

34) Gaiety Theatre Complex, Shimla: A Commemorative 500 Paise Stamp issued by India Post on 20.06.2014 

35) Commemorating 150 Years of the Kuka Movement: A commemorative Stamp brought out by India Post on 24.12.2014

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts on stamps issued in 2013: 

1) Commemorative Postage stamps on the "Wild Flowers of India" issued by India Post.

2) 100 Years of Indian Cinema: 50 commemorative stamps issued by India Post. 

3) INS Vikramaditya: Celebrating the induction of the Aircraft Carrier into the Indian Navy: A Commemorative stamp issued by India Post on 04.12.2013

4) 50 Years of Nagaland: A commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 01.12.2013 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts on Stamps issued in 2012:

1) Shekhawati and Warli Paintings (Part I) - Warli Paintings - Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post in 2012

2) Shekhawati and Warli Paintings (Part II) - Shekhaati Paintings - Commemorative postage stamps brought out by India Post in 2012 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts  on Stamps issued in 2011:

1) Commemorative Postage Stamp of Rs.100/- issued on Mahatma Gandhi on Khadi Cloth for the first time ever by India Post.

2) Commemorating 100 Years of the Establishment of the ICMR: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 08.11.2011 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts  on Stamps issued in 2010:

1) Princely States of Indore, Sirmoor, Bamra and Cochin : Commemorative Stamps issued by India Post

2) Crafts Museum, New Delhi: A set of two Commemorative stamps brought out by India Post on 21.12.2010 

3) Lalit Kala Akademi: A Rs.5/- stamp brought out by India Post on 31.12.2010 

4) C.Subramanium and the Indian Green Revolution: A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 28.11.2010

5) Central Bank of India: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- celebrating the Centenary of the establishment of the Bank brought out by India Post on 23.12.2010 

List of Commemorative stamps Posts on Stamps issued in 2009:

1) The Silent Valley: Commemorating the Silver Jubilee (25 Years) of setting up the Silent Valley National Park by issue of a stamp on 15.11.2009 

2) Pterospernum acerifolium (or Muchkunda): A commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 06.03.2009 

3) C.Subramanium and the Indian Green Revolution: A Commemorative stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- brought out by India Post on 28.11.2009 

List of Commemorative Stamps Posts issued in 2008: 

1) Centenary of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru: Commemorative Stamps brought out by Indiapost in 2008

2) Standard Chartered Bank: Commemorating 150 Years of Banking in India: A Rs.5/- Commemorative Postage Stamp issued depicting the SCB Mumbai Heritage Building 

3) "Aldabra Giant Tortoise": A commemorative postage stamp brought out by India Post in 2008 

List of Commemorative Stamps issued posts in 2007:

1) 2550 years of Mahaparinirvana of the Buddha: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post  

2) International Day of Disabled Persons (Since renamed as International Day of Persons with Disabilities): A Commemorative Stamp of 500 Paise or Rs.5/- issued by India Post on 03.12.2007 

List of Commemorative Stamps issued posts  in 2005:

 1) Celebrating 200 years of exciting heritage of State Bank of India

List of Commemorative Stamps issued  posts in 1964:
 
1) Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose & the INA: Commemorative stamps issued by India Post on 23.01.1964

Commemorative stamps issued in 1931, 1947 and 1950:

1) Three Series of original Indian stamps which depict : Inauguration of New Delhi (1931), First Independent India postage stamps (1947) and Republic of India Inauguration (1950)

 Postage Stamps from Thailand depicting Buddhist Jataka Tales:

1) Thailand postage stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Magha Puja Day (Part I)

2) Thailand Post stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Asalha Puja Day (Part II)  

3) Thailand Post stamps commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales & celebrating Visakha Puja Day (Part III)

4) Postage stamps from Thailand commemorating Buddhist Jataka Tales

Other Postage stamps from Thailand:

5) "Nang Yai" (or Shadow Play Puppets"): International Letter Writing Week - 2008: Commemorative Postage Stamps issued by Thailand Post on 04.10.2008

Forever Stamps from United States Postal Service (USPS):

1) Forever Stamps: A Series of Stamps commemorating the "US Civil War 1861-1865"

2) Forever Stamps: The Hindu Festival of Lights - Diwali (2016) 

Postage Stamps from the Bailiwick of Jersey

1) "Man of Steel": A Superman movie. Jersey post stamps commemorating a local lad Henry William Dalgliesh who played Superman in the Movie 

Postage Stamps from Gibraltar:

1) 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta - the Universal guidepost/landmark in Liberty and Freedom: A miniature stamp sheet issued by the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau

Postage Stamps from Great Britain/UK: 

1) Celebrating the Centenary of Agatha Christie's first Crime Novel and 40th Anniversary of her passing away by issue of a set of 6 stamps by Royal Mail, UK

 2) 50 Years of Pink Floyd: Two sets of stamps - commemorating iconic Albums and Live Tours
 
Postage Stamps issued by Hongkong Post:

1) Working Dogs in Government Service: A sheetlet showing six dogs issued by Hongkong Post in June 2012

Postage Stamps issued by New Zealand Post

1) ICC Cricket World Cup - 2015 14 Commemorative Stamps issued with the theme "Have A Ball"

International Philately Exhibitions :

1) World Stamp Show New York 2016

2) Thailand 2016 - FIAP 32nd Asian International Stamp Exhibition 10-15 August 2016




2 comments:

  1. Ramchandra Lalingkar has commented:
    "Very much educative post giving information about really great personalities from Bihar state who were instrumental in changing the life of a common man on the ground. Hats off to the Postal authorities who issued such postal stamps to honour these great personalities !!"

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    1. Thank you, Lalingkar Sahab. Yes, indeed. India Post has carefully selected the personalities who have contributed to the welfare of Society. Of course, some other deserving personalities may not have been issued stamps in their honour, but this is an excellent start.

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