One of the most popular and versatile playback singers of Indian cinema, Geeta Dutt died today on 20th July 1972. She also sang many modern Bengali songs, both in the film and non-film genre.
Geeta Roy was born as Geeta Ghosh Roy Chowdhuri in Faridpur District in East Bengal in 1930. In 1942, her parents moved to Bombay. K. Hanuman Prasad took Geeta under his patronage, trained and groomed her in singing and later launched her into singing for movies.
She got the first break with an opportunity to sing in the mythological film Bhakta Prahlad for which Prasad was the music director. She recorded the soundtracks for such popular Indian films as Do Bhai, Barsaat, Andaaz, and Mahal. She is supposed to have sung over 1200 songs in Hindi Films.
To honor this legendary singer, India postal Department hast issued 500 Paise commemorative postage stamp in 2016.
Visit philamart to view and purchase variety of stamps from all over the world.