A commemorative postage stamp on Geeta Dutt, an Indian Bengali-Hindi classical artist and playback singer [a part of the series ‘Legendary Singers of India‘] :
Issued by India
Issued on Dec 30, 2016
Issued for : Department of Posts is happy to release a set of 10 commemorative postage stamps on Legendary Singers of India.
Stamp / FDC : Sankha Samanta
Cancellation Cachet : Alka Sharma
Type : Miniature Sheet, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 500 Paise each
Stamps Printed : 0.3 Million each
Miniature Sheet : 0.15 Million
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Name : Geeta Ghosh Roy Chowdhuri
Born on Nov 23, 1930 at Faridpur, Bengal Presidency, British India [now in Bangladesh]
Died on Jul 20, 1972 at Bombay, Maharashtra, India
- Geeta Dutt (23 November 1930 – 20 July 1972) was a prominent singer in the Hindi film industry who found particular prominence as a playback singer in Hindi cinema. She also sang many Bengali songs. She got her first break in 1946, in the mythological film Bhakta Prahlad. However, it was the film Do Bhai, in 1947, where her fresh and melodious voice combined vivacity and pathos in a way that touched the pulse of thousands of music lovers. Geeta Dutt was blessed with a rich voice that was like an interesting instrument that at once mesmerized and charmed her listeners. Geeta Dutt sang numerous songs some of which are extremely popular even today.
- Text : Based on the material available on Internet.