Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Latest Indian Issue -- Rajabhau Khobragade

India posts has  issued commemorative postage stamp on late Barrister Rajabhau Khobragade,prominent personality from Chandrapur , a close aide of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar and former deputy speaker of Rajya Sabha.Born on September 25, 1925, Khobragade was known for his close association with Bharat Ratna Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar. He completed his Bar-at-Law degree in 1950 from England only to join his father in social work. In 1952 he was elected as vice-president of Chandrapur Municipal Council. Dr Ambedkar fought Lok Sabha election from Bhandara in 1954 and Rajabhau shouldered the charge of chief election campaigner for him.
In light of his dedication and dexterity in work, Dr Ambedkar entrusted him with the post of general secretary of Schedule Caste Federation. After Dr Ambedkar’s demise he took over the charge of general secretary of Republican Party. He was thrice elected as Rajya Sabha member in 1958, 1966 and 1978. He even held the post of deputy chairperson of Rajya Sabha between December, 1969, and April, 1972. He was the pioneer of Dhamma Diksha programme held by Dr Ambedkar for lakhs of dalits at Chandrapur on October 16, 1956. He passed away on April 9, 1984.

Date of Issue : 11-11-09

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