A commemorative postage stamp on T. M. Soundararajan (TMS), an Indian Carnatic musician and a playback singer in Tamil cinema [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 : Thoguluva Meenatchi Iyengar Soundararajan
Born on Mar 24, 1922 at Madurai, Madras Presidency, British India [now in Tamil Nadu]
Died on May 25, 2013 at Chennai, India
- T.M. Soundararajan (24 March 1922 – 25 May 2013), popularly known as TMS, was a playback singer in Tamil films for over six decades. He sang over 20,000 film songs and over 3,000 devotional and classical songs. In a career spanning over 6 decades he recorded film songs in eleven languages including, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Malayalam and other Indian languages. He also composed music for several of the ever green devotional songs that were recorded. He was the most popular male playback singer in South India from the 1950s until 1991. His robust and full-throated singing perfectly suited two mega stars of South Indian Cinema – M.G. Ramachandran and Sivaji Ganesan, who had their roots in Tamil theatre. A versatile singer, he modulated his voice to suit the two stars perfectly. He also acted in a few films.
- Text : Based on the material available on Internet.