A commemorative postage stamp on Master Mitrasen Thapa, a famous Nepali musician (part of Personality Series : Poetry and Performing Arts) :
Issued by India
Issued on Oct 9, 2001
Issued for : The Department of Posts is proudly releasing a set of stamps honouring three personalities viz. Bharathidasan, Lachhu Maharaj and Master Mitrasen, whose creative expressions in the diverse fields of poetry, dance and theatre had a tremendous influence on the social and cultural life of the country.
Stamp & FDC : Sankha Samanta
Cancellation : Alka Sharma
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Three Colour
Denomination : 400 Paise
Overall size : 2.90 x 3.91 cms.
Printing Size : 2.90 x 3.91 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported un w/m stamp paper
Stamps Printed : 0.4 million Each
Number per issue sheet : 40
Printing Process : Photo Offset
Printer : Eagle Press Pvt. Ltd.
Name : Mitrasen Thapa Magar
Born on Dec 29, 1895 at Tota Rani, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, India
Died on Apr 7, 1946
- Master Mitrasen (1895-1946) was a versatile artist who earned great fame as a poet, playwright, folk singer and short story writer. Hailing from Himachal Pradesh, he joined the armed forces at an early age. After his discharge from the army in 1918, he took up various creative pursuits like classical music and theatre. He raised the “Himalaya Theatre Company” in 1926, which went on to stage some immensely popular shows in Urdu and Hindi. He travelled widely in India and Nepal, addressing the Gorkha community and striving to raise them to a higher moral and cultural plane. The self-respect and patriotism which he infused into the community is believed to have been instrumental in the Gorkha troops in Malaya joining the Indian National Army during the Second World War.
- Text : Based on material furnished by the sponsors.