A commemorative postage stamp on Manna Dey, an Indian playback singer, music director, musician and classical vocalist in Bengali and Hindi film industry [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 : Prabodh Chandra Dey
Born on May 1, 1919 at Calcutta, Bengal Presidency, British India [now Kolkata]
Died on Oct 24, 2013 at Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
- Manna Dey (1 May 1919 – 24 October 2013), a legendary figure in Indian music, started his career in playback singing with the film Tamanna in 1942. Manna Dey established his versatility between 1948 to 1954 by singing not only classical based film songs but also such film songs which were a fusion of Indian classical music and pop music. His experimentation with western music too produced many unforgettable melodies resulting in an increase in singing offers in films from 1955. He had begun singing ghazals in Hindi films from 1953. He turned into an independent music composer in Hindi films with Maha Pooja in 1954. His peak period in Hindi film industry is considered to be from 1953 to 1969 where he is said to have recorded 758 Hindi songs of which 631 came between 1957 and 1969. His music has enthralled the audience throughout the world. He was honoured with the Padma Shri in 1971, the Padma Bhushan in 2005, and the Dadasaheb Phalke Award in 2007.
- Text : Based on the material available on Internet.