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Pranab unveils postage stamp for freedom fighter

Posted on Nov 21, 10:19AM | IBNS

Indian President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday to mark the birth centenary year (November 20,2011 to November 20, 2012) of freedom fighter Ramgopal Ji Maheshwari released a commemorative postage stamp at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Ramgopal Maheshwari was a freedom fighter, doyen of journalism, a committed social worker and a person who left no stone unturned for the cause of promotion of Hindi language, the president's secretariat said in a statement.

He started biweekly paper 'Nava Bharat' from Nagpur. He successfully directed the publication of Nava Bharat as Chief Editor and was known as "Bhishma Pitamaha" of journalism in Central and Western India.

Besides being involved in the freedom movement, Maheshwari also made great efforts to eradicate conservative customs from the Maheshwari Samaj and make it more progressive.

Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology Kruparani Killi.