Geeta Dutt 2016

A commemorative postage stamp on Geeta Dutt, an Indian Bengali-Hindi classical artist and playback singer [a part of the seriesLegendary Singers of India‘] :

TMS, Hazarika, Talat, Manna, Rafi, Kishore, Mukesh, Hemant, Geeta and ShamshadIssued 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.

Credits :
Stamp
/ FDC : Sankha Samanta
Cancellation Cachet : Alka Sharma

Type : Miniature SheetMint 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

About : 

  • 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.

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