Kishore Kumar 2016

A commemorative postage stamp on Kishore Kumar Ganguly, an Indian Hindi playback singer from Bollywood [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 : 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

About : 

  • 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.

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