A commemorative postage stamp on the 93rd Birth Anniversary of Master Deenanath Mangeshkar, a Marathi theatre actor, Natya Sangeet musician and Hindustani classical vocalist, father of Lata Mangeshkar :
Issued on Dec 29, 1993
Issued for : The Department of Posts has brought out stamps on musicians and articles from time to time. Shri Dinanath Mangeshkar joins this galaxy in the world of stamps.
Design Credits :
Stamp : Shri Pakrashi
FDC : Mr. Hridaynath Mangeshkar
Cancellation : Mrs. Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Single Colour
Denomination : 100 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Indigenous un W/M adhesive gravure coated stamp paper in sheets 50.8 x 53.5 cms.
Number of stamps Printed : 0.6 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press
Name : Pandit Deenanath Mangeshkar
Born on Dec 29, 1900 at Mangeshi, Goa, Portuguese India
Died on Apr 24, 1942 at Pune, Bombay Presidency, British India
- Shri Dinanath Mangeshkar was a staunch nationalist and was opposed to the continuance of the British rule in India. He showed his love for the independence of his country by popularising plays ‘Rana–Dundubhi‘, written by Veer Wamanarao Joshi and ‘Sanyasta–Khadga‘, written by Swatantryaveer Savarkar. Some of the patriotic songs penned in those plays sung with a touching fervour by Shri Dinanath invoked the wrath of the British Government.
- During the period 1935 he produced three films in Marathi. Shri Dinanath Mangeshkar was well-versed not only in Indian classical music, but also in Sanskrit and Astrology. He become famous for his exceptionally sonorous voice.
- Unfortunately, Shri Dinanath Mangeshkar breathed his last on 24.4.1942 prematurely at the age of 41. He has, however, left behind a legacy of great talent; four daughters including Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsle, and one son, Hridaynath Mangeshkar, who are regaling the Indian public by their unforgettable music.