First Day Cover with Miniature Sheet – Indian Musician – By India Post

First Day Cover with Miniature Sheet – 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.

Date Of Issue:- 03.09.2014.

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Sheet lets – Indian Musician – Ravi Shankar & Bhimsen Joshi – By India Post

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.

Stamps of India 2014

 

Sheet lets – India Musician – Gangubai Hangal & Mallikarnun Mansur – By India Post

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.

Smt. Gangubai Hangal, another child-prodigy, made her debut in the 1924 session of the Indian National Congress in the august presence of Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sarojini Naidu and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. She fought prejudice and opposition to make music her career and remained committed to classical music for 75 years – until her last concert in 2006

Pt. Mallikarjun Mansur of the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana had set new standards through his mercurial improvisations in both melody and metre – without ever losing the emotional content of the songs that he rendered. Stamps of India 2014

Date Of Issue:- 03.09.2014.

Sheet Let – Indian Muscician – Vilayat Khan & Ali Akbar Khan – By India Post

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.

Ustad Vilayat Ali Khan, who introduced Indian music to the world along with Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan was another of the greatest pioneers of Indian classical music. He is undoubtedly one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Ustad Ali Akbar Khan made his debut at the age of 13 at a music conference in Allahabad in 1936. His mastery of the sarod and his brilliant compositions gave him the title of a ‘national treasure’. As a performer and as a teacher, he popularized Indian classical music – not only in India but also in Europe and in the USA.

Date Of Issue:- 03.09.2014.

Stamps of India 2014

 

Sheet Let – Indian Musician – D.K .Pattammal & Kumar Gandharva – By India Post

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.

Smt. D. K. Pattammal, who started her training at the age of only four years, went on to become a legend in Carnatic Music. She achieved the highest levels in her field of music . Along with Smt. M S Subbalakshmi and Smt. M L Vasanthakumari, she was considered one of the “Female Trinity of Carnatic Music”. Her perfect rendering of Ragam Tanam-Pallavi , a composition that had all along been a domain of male artists, earned her the title of “Pallavi Pattammal”.

Pundit Kumar Gandharva is remembered for his creation of new ragas and for bringing the spotlight to the music of Madhya Pradesh. His legacy includes his amazing experimentation with Nirguni bhajans and folksongs.

Date Of Issue:- 03.09.2014.

Stamps of India 2014

Miniature Sheet – Indian Musician – By India Post

Miniature Sheet – 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.

Date Of Issue:- 03.09.2014.

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Special Cover – Indian Musical Instruments Nagada

Special Cover – Indian Musical Instruments Nagada

Indian kettle drums are called Nagada, Nagadda, Nagara, and Nagarra. These drums have a bowl-shaped body and natural hide heads secured with all-over leather webbing. The nagada itself has a rich history. It has been played in northern India for centuries to prepare warriors for battles. Adapted over the years as a source of entertainment, nagadas once were used to send messages of joy and emergency. Today Nagada parties are common, providing entertainment for villagers and visitors alike by a typically all-male troupe. Nagada parties include the fast beats of the nagada, accompanied by spirited singing from troupe members and dancing by younger members of the group.

Date Of Issue:-06.04.1985.

Contributed By;- Mr Muralidhra, Bangalore

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Special Cover – Indian Musical Instruments Shennai

Special Cover – Indian Musical Instruments Shennai

This tubular instrument gradually broadens towards the lower end. It usually has between six and nine holes. It employs one set of quadruple reeds, making it a quadruple reed woodwind. By controlling the breath, various tunes can be played on it.

Date Of Issue:-01.02.1985.

Contributed By;- Mr Muralidhra, Bangalore

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Special Cover – Indian Musical Instruments Mridanga

Special Cover – Indian Musical Instruments Mridanga

Said to be an incarnation of Krishna’s brother Lord Balarama Himself, the Mridanga is a powerful instrument, which helps to carry devotees into blissful ecstasy while they chant the holy names of Krishna. In Kirtan, with thousands of people or just one or two, the Mridanga raises the consciousness and allows one and all to focus more fully on Krishna.

The drum is played with palms and fingers of both hands. The khol is a drum with a clay body, with drum-heads at both ends, one far smaller than the other.

Date Of Issue:-05.01.1985.

Contributed By;- Mr Muralidhra, Bangalore

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Special Cover – Indian Musical Instruments Veena

Special Cover – Indian Musical Instruments Veena

The Sarasvati Veena is an Indian plucked string instrument. It is named after the Hindu goddess Saraswati, who is usually depicted holding or playing the instrument..Bharata, in his Natya Shastra, explains the theory of the 22 sruti-s in an octave with the help of two experimental veena-s.

The veena then went through several innovations and modifications. In its current form, the instrument can be attributed to Raghunath Nayak ( circa 17th century ) of Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu.

The veena is 1.5m long and is made from jackwood. It has a large, round body with a thick, wide neck, the end of which is carved into the head of a dragon. A small resonator is attached to the underside of the neck. The veena has 24 metal frets embedded in hardened bees-wax, mixed with charcoal powder.

The veena is a complete instrument and provides the basic components: sruti, laya and sahitya. Its main attraction is the mellow tonal quality which is capable of evoking a meditative atmosphere.

Date Of Issue:-04.01.1985.

Contributed By;- Mr Muralidhra, Bangalore

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