President releases stamps on 50 Bollywood personalities
President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday released commemorative postage stamps on the eve of 100 years of Indian Cinema depicting 50 iconic Bollywood personalities including Dev Anand, Smita Patil and Yash Chopra.
The first two mini-sheets comprising nine stamps depict some Dadasaheb Phalke awardees and the rest four with eight stamps each depict personalities from various fields of cinema.
“The personalities depicted in the stamps include Ashok Kumar, Bhalji Pendharkar, Durga Khote, Dev Annad, Yash Chopra, Smita Patil, Rajesh Khanna, Shammi Kapoor, Suraiya, Geeta Dutt, Sohrab Modi, Tapan Sinha, CV Sridhar, Bhanumathi etc.,” the statement said.
India’s first full length feature film Raja Harishchandra by Dada Saheb Phalke was released on May 3, 1913.