Kolkata teenager raises collection of Michael Jackson's stamps

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Kolkata, Nov.28 (ANI): A 12-year-old boy in Kolkata has raised a collection of stamps of Michael Jackson, the King of Pop.

Mohammad Faizullah, an avid fan of legendary Michael Jackson, the teenaged boy takes pride in his special collection.

While fans of Michael Jackson around the world, normally copy his singing and dancing styles or dress like him as a mode of tribute, Faizullah has chosen a distinct way by collecting stamps brought out on Jackson.

According to Faizullah, he receives information about the new stamps via Internet and manages to gain access the stamps from friends and other collectors through exchange.

"I have been collecting stamps of Michael Jackson from two to three years. I get the information from the Internet; I go to Google and search for Michael Jackson. I also exchange stamps with my friends; I ask them if there are any new stamps of Michael and then hunt for these new stamps," said Mohammad Faizullah, a fan and collector of stamps on Michael Jackson.

Faizullah says that liked Michael Jackson a lot like any other fan in the world but his way of loving and showing his respect is different.

Faizullah collects every stamp of the Jackson and the history associated with it properly in an album.

According to Tyron Smith, a friend of Faizullah, although there are many fans and fan clubs of Jackson, Faizullah is special, as he has adapted a unique way of remembering the King of the Pop.

"In our school, we have a group named 'Michael Jackson Group'. We have two to three friends, including Faizullah, who are members of this group. Faizullah does different things than what we do. We try to copy Michael Jackson and sing his songs, but he has taken a different path altogether. He collects stamps. He likes Michael Jackson more than us. He calls his collection as 'In Memory of Michael Jackson'," said Tyron Smith, Faizullah's friend.

Though Faizullah started with only Jackson's stamps, today he has also included the stamps on other legendary singer Elvis Presley and the Hollywood's Marilyn Monroe.

Known as the 'King of Pop' for hits that included 'Thriller' and 'Billie Jean', Jackson's dramatic, one-gloved stage presence and innovative dance moves motivated millions of his fans around the world.

He transformed music videos and his lifetime record sales tally is believed to be around 750 million dollars.

Michael Jackson who set the world dancing was declared dead on June 26 (Thursday) after arriving at a Los Angeles hospital due to cardiac arrest. (ANI)

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