He joined politics after returning home from abroad and reached the highest post of All India Muslim League twice. Iqbal was an eminent philosopher, an educationist and political thinker, who played a notable role in the renaissance of the Muslims of the Indian Subcontinent and was aptly described as the \'Spiritual Father of Pakistan\'.
Remembering Iqbal on his 20th death anniversary, a set of three stamps was issued on April 21, 1958. A common design was adopted on three values; 1½ anna (mustard), 2a (orange brown) and 14a (fisher blue), also black was used for inscriptions on all stamps.
A floral design forms the centre on which \'Pakistan\' is printed in Urdu calligraphy, a verse of Iqbal in Persian, his date of birth and death and country name in three languages.