02 May 2013

Great Filmmakers – Sayajit Ray



Today is Birth Anniveersary of India’s renowned Filmmaker Satyajit Ray. Satyajit Ray ( 2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992) is regarded as one of the great auteurs of world cinema. Ray was born in the city of Calcutta into a Bengali family prominent in the world of arts and literature. Ray directed 36 films, including feature films, documentaries and shorts. He was also a fiction writer, publisher, illustrator, calligrapher, graphic designer and film critic. He authored several short stories and novels.


Ray's first film, Pather Panchali (1955), won eleven international prizes, including Best Human Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival. This film, Aparajito (1956) and Apur Sansar (1959) form The Apu Trilogy. Ray received many awards in his career, including 32 Indian National Film Awards, a number of awards at international film festivals and award ceremonies, and an Academy Award in 1992. The Government of India honoured him with the Bharat Ratna in 1992.


Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali

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Bhartiya Daktikit Sangstha, Kolkata issued a Stamp Booklet on Satyajit Ray during Platinum Jubilee of Outram Club. India Post has issued both definitive and commemorative stamp on Satyjit Ray. This Post is a philatelic Tribute to the greatest Indian  Film Director of all time !!

New Stamp from Qatar


Inauguration of the 1st CNG Bus

Qatar 2013 CNG Bus

Qatar Post issued a stamp on 25th Mar 2013 to commemorate the inauguration of the 1st CNG Bus.

: Kenneth Sequeira - Dubai (UAE)

News from UK

HFH Stamp Sheet sml

Home Front History UK and Bletchley Park Post Office have teamed up for a tribute to World War Two re-enactors. On 25/26 May 2013 they will release a special sheet of postage stamps with a “Home Front” theme.

For more details visit : www.bletchleycovers.com 

: Terry  Mitchell :  email : terry@ltmp.co.uk

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