Shamshad Begum

A commemorative postage stamp on Shamshad Begum, an Indian female singer, one of first playback singers in Hindi film industry [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 : Shamshad Begum

Born on Apr 14, 1919 at Lahore, Punjab, British India [now in Pakistan]

Died on Apr 23, 2013 at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

About : 

  • Shamshad Begum (14 April 1919 – 23 April 2013) was a popular personality who was one of the first playback singers in the Hindi film industry. She had a distinctive voice and was a versatile artist, who sang over 6,000 songs in Hindi and the Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil and Punjabi languages. Her significant breakthrough came when she began singing on All India Radio (AIR) in Peshawar and Lahore from 1937. Soon after, she became a well known artist in the Hindi film industry and was at the peak of her career from 1940 to 1955 and again from 1957 to 1968. Shamshad Begum was an artist of extraordinary talent and abilities, and the songs she has left behind in her long career; continue to enthral music lovers even today.
  • Text : Based on the material available on Internet.

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