Sitapur MP has it his say as Department of Post has decided to issue a commemorative postage of Akbar’s Navaratna Raja Todar Mal later this year.BJP MP from Sitapur Rajesh
Todar Mal was born in Laharpur,( Sitapur district) in a Hindu family, considered by historians as either Agarwal, Khatri or Kayastha. He was the Finance Minister of the Mughal empire during Akbar’s reign. He was one of the Navaratnas in Akbar’s durbar. Verma said here on Monday that the Postal department has informed him that the commemorative stamp would be released this year.In the letter of the Postal department informed that the commemorative stamp on Raja Todar Mal would be of Rs 5 denomination and will be issued only once as there would be no re-print or re-issue.The department said that the date of the release of the commemorative stamp would be announced after completion of the formalities.
The letter further says that as per the revised Rule 18 of the Rules for issuing commemorative postage stamp by Department of Post, the proponents for stamps relating to institutions/ events/ large organisations required to make a mandatory purchase of minimum number of one lakh stamps.
Though the date of birth of Todar Mal is not known but he died in Lahore on November 8, 1589. Hence the commemorative stamp could be released on his death anniversary, the BJP MP said.(Source-The Pioneer)