16 September 2009

New Stamp Booklet, Max cards & Special Covers..

Hi ! In today’s Post some nice Philatelic items issued by West Bengal Circle of India Post as a Tribute to great artist of Bengali and Hindi Cinema, Uttam Kumar. These are Stamp Booklet and 2 beautiful Maxim Cards designed by Shri Dipok Dey.These can be obtained from GPO, Kolkata. These magnificent philatelic items are great delight for Cine lovers as well as those collecting stamps on Cinema. Well its nice to present all these items here so kindly sent to me by Shri Dipok Dey. Its a tribute to the great artist of Hindi and Bangali Cenema. I had also seen three Hindi movies of Uttam Kumar, Dooriyan,Kitab and Anand Ashram which I still remember…. Its a great pleasure to recall his great movies…through these nice philatelic items…. Recently two special covers were released in Ahmedabad and Mumbai. My special thanks to Mr Shrikant Parikh and Mr Jigar Desai who sent information about these covers.This is all for this Post……..Till Next Post….Have a Great Time…

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Stamp Booklet

A Tribute to Uttam Kumar

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Uttam Kumar

Uttam Kumar was an eminent Bengali actor and known as the Mahanayak/Great Hero of the Bengali cinema. He was also known as Arun Kumar Chatterjee, was born in Ahiritola, North Kolkata on 3rd September 1926. Barun Kumar Chatterjee and Tarun Kumar Chatterjee are his brothers. Uttam did his schooling from South Suburban School (Main) and graduated from Goenka College of Commerce and Business Administration.

Uttam Kumar made his debut film as an actor in Nitin Bose's Drishtidan. Bengali actress Suchitra Sen and Uttam created great onscreen chemistry in movies like Sagarika (1956), Jiban Trishna (1957), Pathe Holo Deri (1957), Harano Sur (1957), Chaoa Paoa (1959), Saptapadi (1961) and Bipasha (1962). In Chiriyakhana(1957) he played the famous Bengali detective Byomkesh Bakshi and he was also seen in Nayak (The Hero). Both these films were by the Bengali filmmaker Satyajit Ray.

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He has acted in a couple of Hindi movies opposite actresses Vyjayantimala Bali and Sharmila Tagore like Chhoti si Mulaqat, Ananda Ashram, Kittab, Dooriyan and Amanush. His film Nishi Padmo was copied by Bollywood as Amar Prem. This movie was a superhit starring Rajesh Khanna and Sharmila Tagore. Bon Palashir Padaboli, a Bengali movie was directed and produced by the actor.

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At the age of 54 Uttam Kumar died of heart attack while shooting for Ogo Bodhu Shundori in 1980. As he was a workholic it was assumed that he will die on the studio floor and that is what happened.

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New Special Covers

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75 Years of Magen Abraham Synagogue, Ahmedabad - Date of Issue – 11 September 2009

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Rotary Foundation Seminar, Mumbai – 13 September 2009

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