A commemorative postage stamp on Kishore Kumar Ganguly, an Indian Hindi playback singer from Bollywood [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 : Abhas Kumar Ganguly
Born on Aug 4, 1929 at Khandwa, Central Provinces, British India [now in Madhya Pradesh]
Died on Oct 13, 1987 at Bombay, Maharashtra, India
- Kishore Kumar (4 August 1929 – 13 October 1987) was an Indian film playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the most successful playback singers of the Hindi film industry. Apart from Hindi, he sang in many Indian languages including Bengali, Marathi, Assamese, Gujarati, Kannada, Bhojpuri, Malayalam, Odia, and Urdu. He was famous for singing upbeat light songs, and light comical acting roles. Kishore was not afraid to borrow unusual techniques. He was inspired by “yodeling” and he adapted and used it in a number of films, such as “New Delhi” (1957) and “Pyar Ka Mausam” (1969).
- Text : Based on the material available on Internet.