First Day Covers India 2018 –  Dr M L Vasanthakumari

First Day Covers India 2018 –  Dr M L Vasanthakumari

Dr Madras Lalitangi Vasanthakumari (03 Jul 1928 -31 Oct 1990) was a Carnatic musician and a playback singer for film songs in many Indian Languages. Along with her contemporaries D K Pattamal & M S Subbulakshmi they were known as “Trinity of Carnatic Music”.  She was a recipient of Padma Vibhusan and Sangita Kalanidhi.

A Stamp was issued on 03 Jul 2018 in her memory. A FDC is listed.

INDIA FDC 2018 VASANTKUMARI
INDIA FDC 2018 -DR M L VASANTKUMARI

 

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50 Years of Sri Lankan Cinema -Miniature Sheet 1999.

50 Years of Sri Lankan Cinema -Miniature Sheet 1999.

Sri Lanka Cinema completed 50 Years in 1998. Sri Lanka released a miniature sheet with four stamps on 17 Sep 1999. The stamps feature Sri Lankan Films and actors.

SL Rupees 3.50 – Handaya (1979).It is a black & white Sinhala Children’s film directed by Titus Thotawatte

SL Rupees 4.00 – Nidhanaya (1972). In English it means Treasure. The movie starring Gamini Fonseka and Malini Fonseka won The Silver Lion of St Mark at 1972 Venice International Film Festival

SL Rupees 10.00 – Gam Peraliya (1963).Sinhala Drama Film on Village. It won the Golden Peacock at the International Film Festival of India and Golden Head of Palenque Mexico.

SL Rupees 17.00 – Kodawanu Poronduwa (1947)- Sinhala Film (Broken Promise).It was the first Sinhala Language Film It was produced and filmed in India and influenced by South Indian Cinema.

SRI LANKA MS CINEMA 50 YEARS
SRI LANKA MS 1999-50 YEARS OF SRI LANKA CINEMA

Legends of Sinhala Cinema – Miniature Sheet Sri Lanka 2012

Legends of Sinhala Cinema – Miniature Sheet Sri Lanka 2012

A Miniature Sheet with six stamps was released by Sri Lanka on Legends of Sinhala Cinema on 21 Jan 2012. It also marked the 65th Anniversary of  Sinhala Cinema.

Perforated and Imperf Miniature sheets were issued.

The Legends featured on stamps are

SL Rupees 5.00 – Eddy Jayamanna (1915-1981).Sri Lankan Comedian

SL Rupees 5.00 – Sandhya Kumari (1945- 1994).Actress

SL Rupees 5.00 -Titus Thotawatta ( 1927-2011). Director & Editor. Sinhala Children’s Programme.

SL Rupees 10.00 – Joe Abeywickrama (1927-2011).Comic actor who won 18 Sarasavi awards.

SL Rupees 15.00 – Malini Fonseka ( b 1947).Actress.Known as Queen of Sinhalese Cinema. She is the Winner of many Sarasaviya awards and won an award at Delhi Film Festival in 1977.

SL Rupees 20.00 – Gamini Fonseka ( 1936-2004).Actor,Director & Politician.He was regarded as King of Sri Lanka Cinema.

SRI LANKA CINEMA MS PERF
SRI LANKA MS 2012 -LEGENDS OF SINHALA CINEMA -PERFORATED MS
SRI LANKA CINEMA MS IMPERF
SRI LANKA MS 2012 – LEGENDS OF SINHALA CINEMA – IMPERF SHEET

Coins on M G Ramachandran -2019

Coins on M G Ramachandran -2019

Two Coins of Rs 100 and Rs 5 were released by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Palaniswami on 17 Jan 2019 at MGR Medical University Complex. The coins marked the Birth Centenary of Matinee idol turned Politician.

mgr coins
COINS ON M G RAMACHANDRAN

Special Cover Veerpandiya Kattabomman – 2009

Special Cover Veerpandiya Kattabomman – 2009

The Tamil Film Veerpandiya Kattabomman was released on 16 May 1959. It was based on life of one of the earliest freedom fighters. Dr Sivaji Ganesan was the lead actor in the film .This film became the first Tamil Film to win an international award .It was awarded the Best Film ,Sivaji Ganesan Best actor & G Ramanathan Best Music Director  at the Afro-Asian Film festival in Cairo in 1960.

A Special cover was released on 16 May 2009 at Chennai to mark Golden Jubilee of its release.

SPECIAL COVERS CINEMA KATUBHOMAN
SPECIAL COVER -GOLDEN JUBILEE VEERPANDIYA KATTABOMMAN -2009

Special Cover on Jai Shankar -Pioneers of Tamil Film Industry – 2010

Special Cover on Jai Shankar -Pioneers of Tamil Film Industry – 2010

Subramaniam Shankar (1938-2000) .A film actor he made his film debut in 1965. He was known as Friday Hero for his film releases almost every Friday

A Special Cover was issued on 01 Oct 2010 .It also marked the birthday of Sivaji Ganesan.

SPECIAL COVERS CINEMA TN
SPECIAL COVERS TAMIL CINEMA – JAI SHANKAR -2010

Special Cover on K V Mahadevan -Pioneers of Tamil Film Industry – 2009

Special Cover on K V Mahadevan -Pioneers of Tamil Film Industry – 2009

K V Mahadevan (1918-2001) was an Indian composer ,singer,song writer, music composer and musician in Tamil ,Telugu and Kannada Cinema, He composed music for more than 550 films.

A Special Cover was issued on 01 Oct 2009 .It also marked the birthday of Sivaji Ganesan.

SPECIAL COVERS CINEMA MAHADEVAN
SPECIAL COVERS TAMIL CINEMA -K V MAHADEVAN -2009