The postage stamp was released by Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Monday, Aug 2 in New Delhi.
Manmohan Singh described the postage stamp as a small token of love and respect for Shihab Thangal who personified India"s pluralism and commitment to multi-culturalism.
"As a political leader he contributed to the first successful experiment of coalition politics in India in the form of the Congress-IUML combine," said PM.
PM described the late leader as 'a great son of Kerala'.
Shihab Thangal was a member of the Thangal family who are believed to be descendents of the Prophet Mohammed. He died on 1 Aug 2009. The stamp was released on his first death anniversary.