K. L. Saigal

A commemorative postage stamp on K.L. Saigal :

1449 K. L. Saigal [India Stamp 1995]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

About : 

  • 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
    yeh mukamal,
    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.

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