25 February 2014

New stamp from India..




The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari released a commemorative postage stamp in honour of Maulana Hasrat Mohani, a freedom fighter, at a function held at Vice President House, New Delhi on 25th February 2014.


Maulana Hasrat Mohani (b. 1875 Unnao, d. May 13, 1951 Lucknow) was a Romantic Poet of Urdu language who also penned the very popular ghazal Chupke Chupke Raat Din sung by Ghulam Ali. He was also a journalist, politician, parliamentarian of British India, besides a being a part of the Indian Independence Movement. The real name of Maulana was Syed Fazl-ul-Hasan. Hasrat was his pen name which he used in the Urdu poetry and the word Mohani refers to the native place of Mohan where he was born.


Pakistan Post had also issued stamp in denomination of Rs. 3 to commemorate the Pioneers of Freedom on Maulana Hasrat Mohani on 23rd January, 1989.

Courtesy : Indian Philately Digest

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