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17 October : Sir Syed Ahmad Khan's birth anniversary.

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan"The first requisite for the progress of a nation is the brotherhood and unity amongst sections of the society." - Sir Syed Ahmad Khan

Sir Syed Ahmad Khan (b. 17 October 1817 – d. 27 March 1898), born Syed Ahmad Taqvi was an Anglo-Indian, Muslim philosopher, pragmatist, and social activist of nineteenth century India. Born into Mughal nobility, Sir Syed earned a reputation as a distinguished scholar while working as a jurist for the British East India Company's rule in India.

 

Ornamental Use of 1948 Mahatma Gandhi Stamps.

Mahatma Gandhi 1948 Commemorative StampHundred of stamps from more than one hundred Countries, have been issued on Mahatma Gandhi till date. But the four stamps issued on Gandhiji on 15th August 1948, have an aura of its own. These four stamps were issued to commemorate the first anniversary of India’s Independence in four denominations viz. 1½ Anna, 3½ Annas, 12 Annas and Rupees 10/- vide postal notice no. 32 dated 7th August 1948. Actually these stamps were mourning stamps to mourn the death of Gandhiji which happened on 30th January 1948.

 

   
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