A commemorative postage stamp on Hemanta Mukherjee, an Indian music director and singer, won two National awards for best male 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 : Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay
Born on Jan 16, 1920 at Varanasi, Benares State, British India [now in Uttar Pradesh]
Died on Sep 26, 1989 at Kolkata, West Bengal, India
- Hemant Kumar (16 June 1920 – 26 September 1989) was a singer, composer, and producer in the Hindi and Bengali film industry. Even though he is most known for his hindi film songs from the 1950’s and 1960’s, he also sang in Bengali, and other Indian languages. He is known to have recorded approximately 2000 songs during his career. Hemant Kumar’s first film song was in the Bengali film Nimai Sanyas released in 1941 and his first compositions for himself were the Bengali non-film songs “Katha Kayonako Shudhu Shono” and “Amar Biraha Akashe Priya” in 1944. His first Hindi film songs were in Irada in 1944. He is considered a foremost exponent of Rabindra Sangeet. In the hindi film industry he is known for his work in the films Bees Saal Baad (1962), Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962) and Anupama (1966).
- Text : Based on the material available on Internet.