A commemorative postage stamp on Parbati Ghose, the First Female Filmmaker of Odisha [a part of the series ‘Legends of Odisha‘] :
Issued by India
Issued on Mar 30, 2023
Issued for : Department of Posts is pleased to issue a set of Commemorative Postage Stamps on the Legends of Odisha who have contributed magnificently to the art and culture of not only Odisha but also took the Indian values and culture to the international panorama.
Stamp/FDC/Brochure/Cancellation Cachet : Smt. Nenu Gupta
Type : Miniature Sheet, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 1000 Paise
Souvenir Sheet Price : 5000 Paise
Souvenir Sheets Printed : 301590
Miniature Sheet Printed : 1.11 Lakh
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Name : Chapala Nayak
Born on 28 Mar, 1933 at Cuttack, Odisha, India
Died on 12 Feb, 2018 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India
- Parbati Ghose a.k.a. Chapala and Chandana was a legend in the Odia Film Industry. She was born in Cuttack, Odisha in 1942. She came from a family rich in culture and education. She got indulged with dancing lessons from great exponents like Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, Guru Dayal Sharma and Guru Suresh Routray. From a very young age she participated in a lot of social causes and State celebrations like Rabindra Jayanti. She got involved in All India Radio and participated in the social and cultural programmes of the Praja Socialist Party.
- The huge success of the movie “Sri Jagannath” was defining moment of her long and memorable career. In 1953, she was offered the lead role in “Amari Gaan Jhua” opposite Gour Ghose. In 1956, she played a leading role in “Bhai Bhai” a sensitive story of division of caste and wealth. She also acted in National award winning movies “Laxmi” in 1962, “Kaa” in 1965 and “Stree” in 1968. Later, she kept her passion alive through acting in TV serials and Radio plays and soon conferred the top most status in both. She also made short films like “Sankalp”, “Surakhya” and “Amari Gaan” for Family Welfare Department, Government of Odisha. She breathed her last on 12.02.2018, leaving behind her imprint and legacy in the Odia Film Industry.
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