Oct 3: United Nations on Sunday released a postage stamp in honour of Carnatic music artist MS Subbulakshmi. Subbulakshmi had performed at the United Nations 50 years back.
The stamp valued at USD 1.20 issued by the UN Postal Administration in Ms Subbulakshmi's honour, has the iconic blue emblem of the UN alongside her picture. 2016 also marks her birth centenary.
In August this year, Indian music composer AR Rahman had performed at the UN while paying tribute to Subbulakshmi. It was 50 years back that Subbulakshmi held her legendary concert at the UN, making her the first Indian to perform at the world body.
Here are some images from the stamp releasing ceremony and Rahman's perfomance too:
Stamp released in honour of MS Subbulakshmi
India's renowned Carnatic Musician Sudha Raghunathan and on behalf of UN Postal Administration Stephen Cutts, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Central Support Services release a commemorative UN postal stamp to celebrate 100th birth anniversary of music legend Bharat Ratna Dr. M S Subbulakshmi at the United Nations in New York.
The stamp has images of Subbulakshmi and the UN emblem
The stamp was released on Oct 2 and is priced at USD 1.20 . Image tweeted by Syed Akbaruddin.
AR Rahman performed at UN paying his tributes to the carnatic music artist
A R Rahman and his troupe had performed at the UN General Assembly Hall on the occasion of India's 70th Independence Day and commemoration of the birth centenary of music legend M S Subbulakshmi at United Nations General Assembly in August this year.
AR Rahman pays his tribute to Subbulakshmi
AR Rahman and his troupe performed at the UN General Assembly Hall commemorating of the birth centenary of music legend M S Subbulakshmi in August this year.