After training as a lawyer Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi practiced in South Africa for twenty years. During that period he experimented with passive non-violent civil disobedience. He returned to India in 1915, devoting his energies to overthrowing British colonial rule and becoming the moral leader of the Indian National Congress. His attachment to tradition, austere lifestyle and numerous spells in prison made him a very popular figure. He earned the nickname “Mahatma”(the Venerable). He played a key role in India’s independence in 1947. Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindu extremist in 1948. He was the inspiration for many freedom and civil rights movements around the world.
This issue will be on sale at the “office des Timbres” the “Musee des Timbres et des monnaies”, the post office and philatelic counters of the principality, the Monaco stamp dealers as well as the “Musee de la poste” and the “Carre d’Encre” in Paris France. It will be included with other values in the 2nd part of the philatelic programme 2019 and offered to our subscribers and customers.