Sheet Let Stamps of India – Indian Musician – By India Post
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee released a set of eight Commemorative Postage Stamps on Indian Musicians at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 3rd September, 2014. The set of stamps brought out by the Department of Posts feature luminaries in the field of classical Indian music namely Pandit Ravi Shankar, Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Ms. D.K. Pattammal, Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur, Ms. Gangubai Hangal, Pandit Kumar Gandharva, Ustad Vilayat Khan and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan.
Pundit Ravi Shankar, will forever be remembered for the heights that he conquered as a legendary sitar player and composer of Hindustani classical music. He popularized the sitar in all parts of the world with his brilliant performances and creative compositions. His use of unconventional rhythmic cycles and unique compositions remain unrivaled to this day.
Pundit Bhimsen Joshi had developed the khayal form of singing. He was best known for his popular renditions of devotional music. He was a classicist by training and temperament but evolved an approach that sought to achieve a balance between “traditional values and mass-culture tastes”.
Date Of Issue:- 03.09.2014.