13 October 2016

MS Subbulaxmi on special personalized stamp sheet by UNPA

Special personalized Stamp sheet on legendary singer MS Subbulakshmi issued by UNPA

Date of Issue : 2 October 2016
M.S. Subbulakshmi is a legendary Indian musician and the most celebrated singer from Carnatic music tradition. She was the first musician ever to be awarded Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian honor and also the first Indian musician to receive the Ramon Magsaysay Award, often regarded as Asian Nobel Prize.
Subbulakshmi is also the first Indian to perform at the United Nations in 1966 on the occasion of UN Day. The background photograph is from her performance at the UN. UNPA  commemorated this special occasion with the issuance of a special event personalized sheet of ten $1.20 denominated stamps on 2 October 2016.

Cdr. G Sri Ramarao,I.N,(Retd.) - Bangalore

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