President releases commemorative postage stamp on late Shri Ramgopal Ji Maheshwari

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee released a remembrance postage stamp on late Shri Ramgopal Ji Maheshwari, on the eve of the start of his birth centenary year.

Shri Ramgopal Ji Maheshwari

  • He 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.
  • 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.
  • He also made great efforts to eradicate conservative customs from the Maheshwari Samaj and make it more progressive.

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