Stamps on Kazi Nazrul Islam – Pakistan ,Bangladesh & India
Kazi Nazrul Islam (25 May 1899-29 Aug 1976) was a revolutionary Poet of Bengal .He was born in Churulia in Bengal (India).He composed nearly 3000 songs. He Shot to fame through All India Radio Calcutta . He was awarded Padma Bhusan by Government of India . After formation Bangladesh he moved to Bangladesh in 1972 and breathed his last in 1976. He was National Poet of Bangladesh and conferred the award of “Ekusey Padak” by Government of Bangladesh.
Pakistan honoured him by issuing a set of two stamps during his lifetime on his 69th Birth Anniversary on 25 Jun 1968.
PAKISTAN STAMPS on KAZI NAZRUL ISLAM -1968
Bangladesh issued a set of two stamps on his first Death Anniversary on 29 Aug 1977.
Bangladesh issued a stamp on his Birth Centenary on 31 Dec 1998.
India issued a stamp on his Birth centenary on 14 Sep 1999.
Muhammad Luthfullah Khan (1916-2012) was an Author ,collector, archivist and hobbyist from Pakistan. He is best known for his voice recordings of Politicians,artists,poets,writers and eminent Personalities of Pakistan and South Asia.
He was born in Chennai (then Madras) in 1916 and had his basic education in Chennai. He worked for Indian Broadcasting Service and did a radio concert in Madras & played carnatic music in 1935. He migrated to Pakistan in 1947 and settled in Karachi. He started his advertising agency in 1951 and bought Sound Mirror audio tape recorder and thus began his unique collection of voice recordings.
A stamp was issued on 25 Nov 2012 to honour him. A FDC is listed.
Stamps on National College of Arts Lahore- 125th Anniversary -2000
National College of Arts Lahore was originally founded in 1875 as Mayo School Of Industrial Arts. In 1958 it was renamed as National College of Arts. It is the Oldest art school in Pakistan & second oldest art school in South Asia .
Bhagat Singh and Sukhdev Thapar – Indian Freedom Fighters- were Alumni of this College.
Pakistan issued a stamp on 28 Oct 2000 to mark 125 Years of Excellence of National College of Arts Lahore.
Aitchison College Lahore – Stamps of Pakistan 2012
The Wards School at Ambala (India) was established in 1868 for education of Children in Punjab. This was the basis of efforts by the then Governor of Punjab Sir Charles Umpherston Aitchison to expand Government Wards School into Chiefs’ College.
The initial design of College building was conceived by Bhai Ram Singh Vice Principal of Mayo College of Arts & Colonel Sir Samuel Jacob Executive Engineer at Jeypore (Jaipur).Chiefs’ college started classes for 12 Boys initially at Abbot Road while main building construction was still on.
The College was formally inaugurated as Chiefs’ College on 03 Nov 1886 by Viceroy,Earl of Dufferin and Ava . On 13 Nov 1886 it was renamed as Aitchison College after The Governor of Punjab Sir Charles Umpherston Aitchison. The old building of Aitchison college was designed by Bhai Ram Singh (a leading Architect) and built by Sir Ganga Ram (Leading builder of that time).
Aitchison College today is an independent ,semi private boys school for grade 1-13 and located at Lahore. The school curriculum culminates in International General Certificate.Almost 90% boys move on to study overseas in World’s Top Universities. It is the only Cambridge Examination Centre situated in a school. Aitchison is a member of G20 Schools of the World.
Pakistan issued a stamp on 03 Mar 2012 to celebrate 125th Anniversary of Aitchison College Lahore. A FDC is listed.
First Day Covers India 2018 – India -South Africa Joint Issue
India Post issued Miniature sheet and a set of two postage stamps in the denomination of rupees 25 & five on 26 Jul 2018 on 20 Years of Strategic Partnership between India & South Africa. The stamps feature Deendayal Upadhyaya (2500) & Oliver Tambo (500p)