India Post will issue commemorative stamps of 25 great personalities, including former president APJ Abdul Kalam, Union Communications and IT Minister said at Patna. Prasad said the postal department would soon issue commemorative stamps of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, who and 25 others comprising Vidyapati (poet), Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, Maulana Azad, Rajendra Prasad, Sachchidanand Sinha, Jai Prakash Narayan, Karpuri Thakur, Kailashpati Mishra, ‘Mountain Man’ Dashrath Manjhi, Rabindra Nath Tagore, ‘Lok Nayak’ Bal Gangadhar Tilak and Shivaji.
Commemorative stamps would also be issued of other distinguished persons like Shyama Prasad Mukherji, Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya, Mother Teresa, Ram Manohar Lohia, Bismillah Khan, Ravi Shankar and MS Subhalakshmi, he said.
“Lest our political adversaries not charge us of political bias, I have agreed for issuance of commemorative stamp of the great CPI leader Bhupesh Gupta whose 125th birth anniversary will be celebrated soon,” he said.(PTI)