Surdas Jayanti commemorates the birthday of saint Surdas who is believed to be blind. There is difference of opinion among laureates and literatures about his birth year. An Indian postal department released a postage stamp on the great poet which indicates that Surdas was born in 1479 A D and his soul departed in 1586. In 2012, the date of Surdas Jayanti is May 18. This year we will observe his 475th anniversary.