29 August 2013

Philatelic tributes to Dhyan Chand and MJ


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Today, 29th August is the birth anniversary of greatest Indian Hockey player Dhyan Chand and greatest pop star of all time, Michael Jackson.This Post is  a  tribute to the legends from the world of Sports and  Music .

Dhyan Chand (29 August 1905 – 3 December 1979) was an Indian Hockey player widely considered to be one of the greatest players of all time. Chand is most remembered for his goal-scoring feats and for his three Olympic gold medals (1928, 1932, and 1936) in field hockey, during an era where India was dominant in the sport.

Known as “The Wizard” for his superb ball control, Chand played his final international match in 1948, having scored more than 400 goals during his international career.

Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer-songwriter, dancer, businessman and philanthropist. Often referred to by the honorific nickname "King of Pop", or by his initials MJ, Jackson is recognized as the most successful entertainer of all time by Guinness World Records. His contributions to music, dance, and fashion, along with his publicized personal life, made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.


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In one of my last posts I shared info about graysclae. Here is another example of grayscale on a sheet of stamp sent by Mr. Timir  R.Shah of Vadodara. The scale with light and dark bands on the margin of the sheet is known as greyscale. For more info please refer to my Post on Grayscale.


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