Nargis Dutt

A commemorative postage stamp on Nargis, an Indian film actress :

1397 Nargis Dutt [India Stamp 1993]Issued by India

Issued on Dec 30, 1993

Issued for : From time to time, the Department of Posts brings out special postage stamps to commemorate events and to honour eminent personalities.

Design : The stamp design features a charming profile of Nargis Dutt together with a symbol of the Spastic Society of India. The FDC design shows her receiving an award from President Zakir Hussain and the Cancellation design depicts the classic still from the film ‘Mother India‘.

Credits : The stamp, FDC & cancellation have been prepared based on the materials supplied by Shri Sunil Dutt, M.P.

Type : Stamp, Mint Condition

Colour : Single Colour

Denomination : 100 Paise

Overall size : 4.06 x 2.73 cms.

Printing size : 3.71 x 2.38 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Indigenous Un W/M Adhesive Coated Stamp Paper

Number of stamps Printed : 0.6 Million

Number per issue sheet : 35

Printing Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press

Name : Nargis Dutt [born Fatima Rashid]

Born on Jun 1, 1929 at Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India

Died on May 3, 1981 at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

About : 

  • In recognition of her service in the field of social welfare including the welfare of the physically handicapped and backward classes, the Government of Maharashtra honoured her posthumously as ‘DALIT MITRA’ in 1983. The Government of India also instituted the Nargis Dutt award to be given to the best film on national integration. A ‘Nargis Dutt Memorial Cancer Hospital’ has come up in the Barsi district of rural Maharashtra and a ‘Nargis Dutt Memorial Foundation’ for raising funds for cancer treatment was started in 1982. This Organisation has branches in various parts of America, U.K., Germany and Hongkong and has sent more than 1 million dollar worth of equipment to hospitals in India.
  • The ‘Lady in White’ as she was known popularly, is no longer with us but her spirit lives on, in her remarkable films, in the Spastic Society of India and in mankind’s fight against cancer. Nargis Dutt has carved for herself a prominent niche amongst the eminent Indian women of our time.

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