2 Rupees Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookerjee- Centenary 2001

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Syama Prasad Mookerjee (July 6, 1901 - June 23, 1953) was a nationalist political leader of
India, and is considered the godfather of modern Hindutva and Hindu Nationalism. He was the
youngest Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calcutta from 1934-38. In Nehru's Cabinet, he
was a minister for Industry and Supply. After the differences with Pandit Nehru,Mookerjee left
Congress and founded the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the first Hindu nationalist political party of its
kind. He was also the leader of the Hindu Mahasabha and closely associated with the Rashtriya
Swayamsevak Sangh.
This 2 rupees coin was issued in his commemoration for general circulation. The other 3 coins
were issued, in the denomination of 10 rupees, 50 rupees and the 100 rupees, as uncirculated /
proof specimens.

REVERSE:-The reverse of this coin shows the effigy of Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee, with
‘2001’ – the year of issue below it. The legend ‘DR. SYAMA PRASAD MOOKERJEE
CENTENARY’, in both English and Hindi is inscribed around the periphery.

OBSERVE -- The obverse of this coin shows the Ashokan lion ;Satyameva Jayate; in Hindi and
the value ‘2’ in International numerals under it . In English "INDIA" and "RUPEES” appear on
the right periphery and in Hindi "Bharat" and "Rupaye" appear on the left.

MINTED AT – Kolkata, Hyderabad, Noida


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Year: 2001

Metal: Copper-Nickel

Weight: 6 Grams

Size: 26 mm

Shape: Eleven Sided

Mint: Calcutta(S), Noida(C), Hyderabad(C)