Sarojini Naidu

Sarojini Devi was born on 13th Feb, 1879, the first daughter of Dr. Aghorenath Chattopadhyaya of Brahmanagram, East Bengal. Aghorenath was a great scholat and educationalist. He was descended from an ancient Brahmin family of Bengal, noted for its scholarship and learning in Sanskrit.

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No better description of her  family  is available than the one she herself gave later: “My ancestors for thousands of years have been lovers of the forest and mountain caves, great dreamers, great  scholars,great ascetics”.

The Posts & Telegraphs Department deems it a privilege to issue a special commemorative stamp as its humble share of the nation’s tribute on her eighty-fifth birthday.

 

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Date of issue                      :  13.02.1964

Denomination                    :  0.15 ps

Overall Size                         :  3.3 x 2.9 cms

Printing Size                        :  2.99 x 2.52 cms

No: per Issue Sheet           :  42

Colour                                  :  Red Purple and Grey

Perforation                         :  13.5 x 14

Printing process                :  Photogravure

No: printed                        :  2.5 million

Designed and Printed at  : India Security Press

Water Mark                        : All over multiple ‘ Lion Capital of Asoka’

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