1998 - Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das - VIP and Proof Set

This Post gives the details of Proof Set. For UNC Set, refer to the Next Post.

In the year 1998 a commemorative set was issued in memory of the freedom fighter Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das. Although this year does not carry any significance, like Birth Centenary or 125 years, its more like remembering forgotten hero's. A proof Set and UNC Set were released.
The details are;

Chittaranjan Das (popularly called Deshbandhu "Friend of the country") (5 November 1870 – 16 June 1925) was an eminent Bengali lawyer and a major figure in the Indian independence movement
He was a leading figure in Bengal during the Non-Cooperation Movement of 1919-1922, and initiated the ban on British clothes, setting an example by burning his own European clothes and wearing Khadi clothes.
He brought out a newspaper called Forward and later changed its name to Liberty to fight the British Raj. When the Calcutta Corporation was formed, he became its first Mayor. He resigned his presidency of the Indian National Congress at the Gaya session after losing a motion on "No Council Entry" to Gandhi's faction. He then founded the Swaraj Party, with veteran Motilal Nehru and young Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy, to express his immoderate opinions.
He was a believer of non-violence and constitutional methods for the realisation of national independence, and advocated Hindu-Musim unity, cooperation and communal harmony and championed the cause of national education. His legacy was carried forward by his disciples, and notably by Subhash Chandra Bose.
In 1925, Das's health began to fail and in May he withdrew to a mountain home in Darjeeling, On 16 June 1925, with a severe fever, he died


Coins of Rs 100, Rs 50, Rs 10 and Rs 2

Image Credits: Tody Auctions

VIP Set:

Coins of Rs 100, Rs 50, Rs 10 and Rs 2
Same as Proof Set, except for the Velvet outer box.

Image Credits: eBay Seller: coin_vault

Proof Set:
Coins of Rs 100, Rs 50, Rs 10 and Rs 2

Proof Set:
2 Coins set of Rs 100 and Rs 50

Proof Set:
Single Coins set of Rs 100

UNC Set:
1. Coins of Rs 100, Rs 50 and Rs 10
2. Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 50
3. Coins of Rs 100
Refer to the Next Post

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