On 14.01.2013, a special cover was released from Amrawati (Maharashtra)by. Pratibha Patil ex-President of India. It was released to honour Dr. Gopal BajiRao Khedkar alias Dr. Abasahib Khedkar a noted freedom Fighter of the area who actively participated in the freedom struggle n was in jail several times. He did work for the welfare of poor, education and rural development in post Independent period. He implemented many schemes of supply of safe drinking water to the rural area in his tenure of Rural Development Ministry.
This special cover is serially no. at MH/01/2013 being first spl cover approved from Maharashtra Circle. This cover also clarifies the myth that only Commemorative stamp should on special cover. It is wrong notion. Any matching Definitive stamp can also be fixed on the cover.