A commemorative postage stamp on K.L. Saigal :
Issued by India
Issued on Apr 4, 1995
Issued for : The Dept. of post is happy to issue a commemorative stamp on this legendary singer.
Courtesy : Material supplied by the Environment Society of India, Chandigarh.
Stamp design : ISP, Nasik
FDC : Shri Pasricha
Cancellation : Smt. Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Two Colours
Denomination : 500 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported Un W/M Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in reels of 47 cms. width
Number of stamps Printed : 0.6 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nasik Road
Name : Kundan Lal Saigal
Born on Apr 11, 1904 at Jammu, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Died on Jan 18, 1947 at Jalandhar, Punjab, India
- Tributes have been paid to him frequently by layman and connoisseur alike. But none has perhaps put it better than two of his famous contemporaries. Pankaj Mullick once said that the sheer facility and naturalness of his singing covered the tremendous effort that he put in. He added hard work to a good voice. “What is happening to Saigal is that over the years he has become, in a certain sense, a musician’s musician.“ Praise indeed, for a man who claimed to know nothing of ragas and had no formal training! Today Saigal is no more, but as Naushad says –
“Naushad mere dil ko yakeen hai
Nagmon ki kasam aaj bhi zinda
hai woh Saigal.“
(Naushad swears by his lyrics that his heart is certain that even today Saigal lives on.)
Saigal’s immortality is truly vested in his magical voice.