|Biographical detail : ||An Indian philatelic journalist and postal historian.
In the field of Islamic calligraphy, amulets and coins, Farid, was a renowned numismatist and philatelic journalist who founded the Centre of Deltiology and Philately.
Farid’s research works on medieval Indian coins, especially the coins of Bengal’s Sultans, were prolifically published. To his accomplishment a compilation, in Urdu, Maqalat-e-Farid, ‘Picture Postcards on Calcutta (1895-1980)’ along with ‘Essays on Medieval Coins on the Sultans of Bengal’ and ‘Philately India’ have recently been published.
He was the honorary secretary of the Philatelic Circle of Indo-American Society and honorary librarian of Calcutta Philatelic Society. He served as one of the judges in the International Gandhi Stamp Exhibition (1969).
Ghulam Sharfuddin Farid was born and died in Calcutta after his long suffering with cancer.