Saturday, May 4, 2013

Postage Stamp on Bhupen Hazrika

President Pranab Mukherjee releases stamps on 50 Bollywood personalities  
New DELHI: President Pranab Mukherjee today released commemorative postage stamps on the eve of 100 years of Indian Cinema depicting 50 iconic bollywood personalities including Dev Anand, Smita Patil and Yash Chopra.

"Six Miniature Sheets depicting 50 iconic personalities of Indian Cinema to commemorate this century long journey" were released by the President, according an official statement by Department of Posts.

"This issue of 50 stamps is the biggest issue to commemorate an occasion by India Post," the statement said.

First two Mini-sheets comprising nine stamps, depict some Dadasaheb Phalke awardees and rest four with eight stamps each depict personalities from various fields of cinema.

"The personalities depicted in Stamps include, Ashok Kumar, Bhalji Pendharkar, Durga Khote, Dev Annad, Yash Chopra, Smita Patil, Rajesh Khanna, Shammi Kapoor, Suraiya, Geeta Dutt, Sohrab Modi, Tapan Sinha, CV Sridhar, Bhanumathi etc.," the statement said.

India's first full length feature film Raja Harishchandra by Dada Saheb Phalke was released on May 3, 1913.