Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das

Popularly known as Utkalmani Pandit Gopabandhu Das was one of the first messengers of the gospel of freedom in the country. He was born on the 9th October 1877 in Puri District of Orissa and took to law as a profession. His organizing ability attracted the notice of Mahatma Gandhi when he visited Orissa in 1920.

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He joined the non-cooperation movement  in 1921 suffered several terms of imprisonment. He was also associated with the Lok Sevak Mandal and came into close contact with Lala Lajpat Rai and Pandit Amrit Lal Thakar.

He was also a poet and an author. His most important work was “Bandira Atmakatha”. Shri Gapabandhu Das was also a legislator having been a Member of the Bihar and Orissa Legislative Assembly from 1917 to 1920.

The Posts & Department is proud to issue a special stamp in honour of this great son  of India.    


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Date of issue                      :  04.01.1964

Denomination                    :  0.15 ps

Overall Size                         :  3.91 x 2.90 cms

Printing Size                        :  3.63 x 2.62 cms

No: per Issue Sheet           :  35

Colour                                  :  Plum

Perforation                         :  13

Printing process                :  Photogravure

No: printed                        :  2.5 million

Designed and Printed at  : India Security Press

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


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