Know, when Mahatma Gandhi photo was published in Indian money

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Indian currency- Rs 200
Indian currency- Rs 200

New Delhi : It's the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. On the auspicious occasion, lets learn a few important things related to the 'father of the nation' and Indian currency. Very few of us know when Gandhi's photo was published on the note and the reason behind printing his photo on the note. If you want to know, then continue reading the article.

In 1969, Gandhi's book was first published. It's the year of his birth centenary and Sevagram Ashram was behind the action to publish his photo on notes.

In October 1987, for the first time a note of 500 rupees came with a photo of Gandhi ji.

According to the Reserve Bank of India, Indian money had the picture of Mahatma Gandhi. The notes are 5, 10, 20, 500 and 1000 rupees. During this time, the photograph of the Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi and the photograph of Ashok Colony was printed on the lower left side of the note instead of the Ashoka Pillar.

Conversely, the photograph of Mahatma Gandhi was used as a watermark in 1987, which was visible on the left side of the note. Later, in every note Gandhiji's picture is being printed. It was revealed in an RTI that in 1993, the RBI had recommended the printing of Mahatma Gandhi's portrait on the right side of the note.

Secret behind Mahatma Gandhi's picture on Indian money

A real picture of Mahatma Gandhi was taken in 1946. The photo was shot when he came to Lord Frederick Pethick Lawrence Victory House.

The fact is that Mahatma Gandhi in India is a sign of unity and considered as a national symbol. Gandhi, who had received the title of Father of the Nation at that time, was the face of the nation, hence the decision was taken on his name. However, there is no official information about this question.

Recently, in a Lok Sabha session, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that Reserve Bank of India panel has decided not to publish the photograph of another national leader in place of Gandhi because no other person can represent the nation like Gandhi.