A commemorative postage stamp on Mukesh Chand Mathur, an Indian Hindi playback singer [a part of the seriesLegendary Singers of India‘] :

TMS, Hazarika, Talat, Manna, Rafi, Kishore, Mukesh, Hemant, Geeta and ShamshadIssued 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.

Credits :
/ FDC : Sankha Samanta
Cancellation Cachet : Alka Sharma

Type : Miniature SheetMint 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 : Mukesh Chand Mathur

Born on Jul 22, 1923 at Delhi, British India

Died on Aug 27, 1976 at Detroit, Michigan, U.S.

About : 

  • Mukesh (22 July 1923 – 27 August 1976) is known for his rendition of soulful and melodious songs and was one of Hindi film industry’s most celebrated figures in the field of playback singing. Mukesh Chand Mathur, popularly known as Mukesh created his own singing style. He delivered many songs which became popular when he sang for films like Anokhi Ada (1948), Mela (1948), Andaz (1949). Mukesh is best known for the songs that he sung for actor Raj Kapoor. He remained active as a singer for two decades spanning the 1950s to 1970s which saw the rise of the man who is immortalized in the pages of playback singing. Mukesh received Filmfare Best Male Playback Singer awards for films ‘Anari’, ‘Pehchan’, ‘Beimaan’ and ‘Kabhie Kabhie’.
  • Text : Based on the material available on Internet.