Celebrity Indian celebrities whose lifetime stamps were issued in their names:
There have been many such famous people in the world, who through their works had achieved that fame in their lifetime, which many people do not get even after death. One such achievement is the issue of a stamp in the name of a living person.
In India too many famous persons were born in whose name stamps were issued during their lifetime. Today through this post you will get information about those famous Indian persons, in whose name postage stamps have been issued in their lifetime.
1. Sachin Tendulkar: The name of former Indian player Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is one of the greatest batsmen in the world in the history of cricket.
Contribution: He made his debut in cricket against Pakistan in the year 1989, after which he has set many such records in his batting, which will not be easy for any player to break. Sachin Tendulkar holds the record for the most runs in both ODI and Test cricket. He has more than 30,000 runs in international cricket to his name. He was the first player in the world to score a double century in One Day Internationals. He is the only player to score 100 centuries in international cricket matches. Sachin also holds the record for winning the most 'Man of the Match' titles in international matches.
Honours: Sachin Tendulkar is the first sportsperson and also the youngest person to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour. Apart from this, he has also been awarded with Arjuna Award in 1994, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 1997, Padma Shri in 1999, Padma Vibhushan Award in 2008. Sachin Tendulkar is the eighth Indian to have a postage stamp issued on him during his lifetime.
2. Mother Teresa: She was a Roman Catholic nun. There would be no such person in the Indian subcontinent, who is not aware of the name of Mother Teresa, a rich personality of extraordinary personality.
Contribution: He devoted his entire life to the cause of the poor and diseased patients around the world in the 20th century. He helped the poor, sick, orphaned and dying people for nearly 45 years and also paved the way for the spread of the Missionaries of Charity.
Honors: He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1962, the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and the country's highest civilian award "Bharat Ratna" in 1980. A special coin of Rs 5 was issued in his name by the Government of India on August 28, 2010. She is the seventh Indian to have a postage stamp issued on her during her lifetime.
3. Rajiv Gandhi: Rajiv Gandhi was an Indian politician, serving as the sixth Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989.
Contribution: He became the youngest Prime Minister of India at the age of 40 after the assassination of his mother Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1984. He had brought revolutionary changes in the Indian communication system, due to which in the present time India is moving forward rapidly in the field of communication and information technology.
Honours: Rajiv Gandhi was awarded the Bharat Ratna in the year 1991 and also received the award for the Revolutionary Leader of Modern India at the Leadership Conference held in India 2009. He is the sixth Indian person to have a stamp issued on him during his lifetime.
4. VV Giri: VV Giri or Varahagiri Venkata Giri was a renowned social reformer and the fourth President of the country.
Contribution: V.V. Giri is the only President to be elected as an independent candidate. He was a pioneer in India's trade union movement and it was due to his tireless efforts that labor force demand and their rights were acquired.
Honor: In the year 1975, he received the Bharat Ratna Award, the country's highest civilian honor and he is the 5th Indian in whose lifetime a postage stamp was issued on him. In his honour, the National Labor Institute was renamed as VV Giri National Labor Institute in 1995.
5. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan: Dr. S. Radhakrishnan was a conductor of Indian culture, an eminent educationist, a great philosopher and a devout Hindu thinker.
Contribution: He was the first Vice President of India (1952–1962) and the second President of India. His birthday (September 5) is celebrated as Teacher's Day in India.
Honours: Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was awarded the title of Knighthood in 1932, Bharat Ratna in 1954 and Honorary Membership of the British Royal Order of Merit in 1963. He is the fourth Indian in whose lifetime a postage stamp was issued on him.
6. Dr. Rajendra Prasad: He was a famous Indian politician. He was one of the prominent leaders of the Indian independence movement, who played a prominent role as the President of the Indian National Congress.
Contribution: Dr. Rajendra Prasad was the first President of independent India and one of the political architects who shaped the Republic of India. Apart from being the President, he also worked as a Union Minister in independent India for some time. Due to his popularity all over the country, he was called Rajendra Babu or Deshratna.
Honours: He was awarded the country's highest civilian award 'Bharat Ratna' in the year 1962 and is the third Indian to have a postage stamp issued on him during his lifetime.
7. Dr. M. Visvesvaraya: Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya was a great engineer and diplomat of India. His birthday 15 September is celebrated as Engineer's Day in India.
Contribution: Dr. M. Visvesvaraya is known to be a world renowned Indian engineer and was one of the principal designers of the flood protection system for the city of Hyderabad, along with the construction of the Krishna Raj Sagar Dam in Mandya district.
Honors: He was awarded the Bharat Ratna in 1955 and the title of Knighthood by Britain in 1915. The Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore was renamed as Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum in his honour. He is the second Indian in whose lifetime a postage stamp was issued on him.
8. Dhondo Keshav Karve: Considered one of the greatest social reformers and saviors of modern India.
Contribution: Dhondo Keshav Karve, the famous social reformer, had made significant contributions to women's education and widow remarriage. Continuing the pioneering work of Mahatma Phule and Savitribai Phule, she devoted her life to women's upliftment.
Honors: He was awarded the 'Bharat Ratna', India's highest civilian honor, in 1958. He is the first Indian in whose lifetime a postage stamp was issued on him. In honor of Karve, Mumbai's Queen Road was renamed as Maharishi Karve Road.