Freedom fighter Devi Das Gulzar postmark released: The Tribune India

Hamirpur, September 29

The Postal Service today issued a ticket against freedom fighter Devi Das Gulzar in Nadaun, near here. Sandeep Dharmani, the post’s deputy superintendent, while handing the ticket to the freedom fighter’s relatives, said he was released to recognize and honor Gulzar’s contribution to the country’s freedom struggle. The ticket plate was received by Gulzar’s son, Nishpaksh Bharti.

Dharmani said the department is releasing the ticket to celebrate Amrit Mahotsav. Gulzar was the first person in the district to receive this rare honor.

Gulzar was born on April 30, 1929 in Nadaun. His mother died when he was only one year old. He moved to Lahore at an early age with his father Dasondi Ram and began to participate in revolutionary activities in 1945, when he was still a class VIII student. There he meets Asif Ali, Munshi Ahmaddeen and Raj Chadda.

His first attack was on a governor’s car while he was in Class IX. Gulzar was arrested, along with 12 other revolutionaries, on his way to receive Jai Prakash Narayan at Lahore station. He continued his education and taught in public schools after the struggle for independence. He also wrote fiction and poetry in Urdu and Persian. He died on January 26, 2011. – OC


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