A commemorative postage stamp on ‘Shahenshah-e-Ghazal’ (The King of Ghazals) Talat Mahmood, an Indian Hindi non-classical, semi-classical and playback singer [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 : Talat Mahmood
Born on Feb 24, 1924 at Lucknow, United Provinces, British India [now in Uttar Pradesh]
Died on May 9, 1998 at Mumbai, India
- Talat Mahmood (24 February 1924 – 9 May 1998) is considered one of the greatest male non-classical and semi-classical singers of the country who conquered innumerable hearts and stirred countless souls with his beautifully soft silken voice and profoundly artistic subtle method of singing. Even though he is particularly admired for his rendition of soft and somber semi-classical and non-classical ghazals, the film songs sung by him are also considered critically flawless and outstanding. Talat Mahmood was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 1992, in recognition of his profound artistic contributions in the spheres of cinematic and ghazal music.
- Text : Based on the material available on Internet.