A commemorative postage stamp on Mohammed Rafi, an Indian playback singer in Hindi film industry [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 : Mohammed Rafi
Born on Dec 24, 1924 at Kotla Sultan Singh, Punjab, British India
Died on Jul 31, 1980 at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- Mohammed Rafi (24 December 1924 – 31 July 1980) was one of the most popular playback singers of the Hindi film industry. He was notable for his versatility and he sang a wide range of songs including classical numbers, patriotic songs, sad lamentations, highly romantic numbers, qawwalis, ghazals and bhajans. Between the years 1950 and 1970, Rafi was the most sought after singer in the Hindi film industry. His style was smooth and easy and his range varied from Bhajans and Ghazals to light hearted romantic songs including Yahoo. Mohammed Rafi was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1967.
- Text : Based on the material available on Internet.