The Center has decided to put up a postage stamp in honor of singer Lata Mangeshkar.
Speaking at the India Today Budget Roundtable, India’s Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics and Information Technology, Ashwini Vaishnav said that the ticket would be a fitting honor for the ‘Nightingale of India’.
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This stamp will be issued as a commemorative postage stamp. According to the Department of Posts, commemorative stamps are issued in memory of important events, prominent personalities from different fields, aspects of nature, beautiful or rare flora and fauna, environmental issues, agricultural activities, national/international issues, sports etc. These tickets are available only. Postage Stamp Collection Bureau and over the counters or under the Postal Stamp Deposit Account Scheme. These are printed in limited quantities.
Stamp annual marks on personality shall not exceed 10% of the programme, state the guidelines of the Department of Posts.
Noted singer Lata Mangeshkar passed away on Sunday, February 6. He was admitted to Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital on January 8 after testing positive for Covid-19. He was undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for the past few weeks.
Recently his health deteriorated after showing signs of improvement. Unfortunately, he passed away on Sunday, leaving the entire country in mourning. Lata Mangeshkar’s last rites were performed with full state honors at Shivaji Park in Dadar, Mumbai on Sunday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to Bollywood celebrities like Shah Rukh Khan and Ranbir Kapoor attended the funeral.
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Earlier in the day, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu said that an era in the music industry has come to an end with the demise of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. “With the passing away of Lata Mangeshkar, the country has lost a great playback singer, a kind human being and a great personality in the world of Indian music and film industry. His demise marks the end of an era and has created an irreparable void in the world of music,” Naidu said.