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Saturday, September 26, 2009

20th Death Anniversary of Allama Iqbal April 21, 1956. (1958-2)



Allama Mohammed Iqbal, the great philosopher poet of the East, was born at Sialkot in 1877. He received his early education at his hometown and then shifted to Lahore for higher studies. Iqbal went to Europe where he did his Law from England and got Ph.D., from German Munich University, in 1899.
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.