Bangabandhu in foreign postage stamps
Published: 17:37 17 March 2020
Graphics: Daily Bangladesh
The birth centenary of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the architect of the independence of Bangladesh, is celebrated on Tuesday across the country.
Born on March 17, 1920, at Tungipara in Goplaganj, Bangabandhu fought his whole life for establishing the rights of the Bengali people and an independent state. We achieved the Great Independence because of his strong leadership
‘Postage Stamp’ — is one of the unique ways to thank and remember the leaders who have made significant contributions to the country and its people. It is natural to issue a postage stamp of him as a guide for the Independence of Bangladesh in the country. But in the case of Bangabandhu, postage stamps have released not only from Bangladesh but also from abroad.
As the first foreign state, the Latin American country Brazil published a sheetlet of 12 postage stamps of Bangabandhu on December 16, 2017, to respect and honour his contribution to the Bengalis.
Australia, as the second foreign state, published a postage stamp of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman on September 28, 2018, on the occasion of the 72nd birthday of Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. Bangladesh Awami League of Australia branch took the initiative to publish this stamp with the approval of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The two postage stamps issued from Brazil and Australia were personalized.
To spread the life, ideals and actions of Bangabandhu globally, the Bangladesh Post Office has also released 44 commemorative postage stamps, 16 opening envelope, 12 souvenir sheets, 4 special envelopes, 4 special seals, 2 folders, 8 aerograms and 5 postcards.
However, the first postage stamp for Bangabandhu was released on July 29, 1971 – it was one of eight postage stamps issued in the name of Bangladesh during the Great Liberation War. London expatriate Biman Mallick designed the postage stamp.