A commemorative postage stamp on Shamshad Begum, an Indian female singer, one of first playback singers 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 : Shamshad Begum
Born on Apr 14, 1919 at Lahore, Punjab, British India [now in Pakistan]
Died on Apr 23, 2013 at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
- 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.