A commemorative postage stamp on Mallikarjun Manasoor, an Indian Hindustani classical music singer (khyal style) in Jaipur-Atrauli gharana [a part of the series ‘Indian Musicians‘] :
Issued by India
Issued on Sep 3, 2014
Issued for : There have been many maestros who have nurtured Indian classical music and have made its presence felt in the national and international arena. India Post is paying a tribute to such legendary maestros of Indian Classical Music by releasing a set of eight stamps on Indian Musicians.
Stamp/Miniature Sheet/Sheetlets/First Day Cover : Sankha Samanta
Cancellation : Nenu Gupta
Type : Miniature Sheet, Mint Condition
Colour : Multi colour
Denomination : 2500 Paise
Stamps Printed : 0.8 Million
Miniature Sheet : 0.4 Million
Sheetlets : 0.1 Million
Printing Process : Wet Offset
Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad
Name : Mallikarjun Bheemrayappa Mansur
Born on Dec 31, 1910 at Dharwad, Karnataka, India
Died on Sep 12, 1992 at Dharwad, Karnataka, India
- Music has always been an important aspect of Indian life. Classical Music, which is based on ragas, has been the mainstay of the life of the people in the country. Its various forms have been used in movies, music albums, folk songs, etc.
- Indian Classical Music is of two types – Hindustani and Carnatic music. Hindustani music is mainly found in North India. Khayal and Dhrupad are its two main forms. There is a significant amount of Persian influence in Hindustani music in terms of the instruments, style of presentation and ragas. There is also a rich tradition of Gharanas in classical Hindustani Music. Carnatic music, found mainly in South India, tends to be rhythmically intensive and structured when compared with Hindustani Music.
- Mallikarjun Mansur, a Hindustani classical singer of the khyal style in the Jaipur–Atrauli gharana, was born on 31st December, 1910 at Dharwad, Karnataka. He started his music training with Carnatic music and later learnt Hindustani music in which he excelled. Mansur was well known for his command over a large number of rare ragas such as Shuddh Nat, Asa Jogiya, Hem Nat, etc. as well as his constant, mercurial improvisations in both melody and metre without ever losing the emotional content of the song. Gradually he developed his own style of rendition. He wrote an autobiographical book titled Nanna Rasayatre in Kannada. He received the Padma Shri in 1970, Padma Bhushan in 1976, and Padma Vibhushan in 1992. He died on 12th September, 1992.
- Text : Based on the material provided by Sangeet Natak Akademi and Internet.