T. M. Soundararajan

A commemorative postage stamp on T. M. Soundararajan (TMS), an Indian Carnatic musician and a playback singer in Tamil cinema [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 : 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

About : 

  • 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.

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