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Forgotten Biography

Shri Brij Bhushan Lal Jai Kishan Das Kumar (B. J. Kumar)

B. J. KumarB. J. Kumar (b. July 21, 1921 - d. March 5, 2008) was a veteran philatelist of Kanpur who promoted philately in Uttar Pradesh by issuing a regular bulletin of philately, "U- Phil Times" and organizing stamp shows time to time. He was born in Kamalia (Now in Pakistan). He was graduated from Karachi and came to India after partition. He formed 'United Philatelists' an active Philatelic Society of Kanpur. He was Honorary Secretary of United Philatelists. He edited U-Phil Times published by United Philatelists for about 25 years. He was an active member of UP Philatelic Society, member of Royal Philatelic Society of London, India Study Circle of Philately, London and Life Member of Philatelic Congress of India. He participated in many National and International Stamp Exhibitions. His important philatelic Collections were " World Tributes to India" (A magnificent Thematic Collection of stamps and philatelic material issued by foreign countries on India), Pre Independece India, Nepal, Turkish Cyprus and Great Britain. He wrote a regular column on Philately in Northern India Patrika for a long time. He had studied about Indian Post offices on foreign lands and wrote comprehensive articles on this subject. Retired as General Manager, Telephones from Kanpur in 1979.

Contributed by : Ms. Jeevan Jyoti, Kullu

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