04 Sep 2014 read in 1 min
STAMPS OF GANGUBAI HANGAL, PROUD MOMENT FOR HUBLI DHARWAD
STAMPS OF GANGUBAI HANGAL, PROUD MOMENT FOR HUBLI DHARWAD

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Four among the eight musicians, in whose memory commemorative stamps are being released on Wednesday, belong to the State.

The musicians in whose memory stamps are being released are Bhimsen Joshi, Gangubai Hangal, Kumar Gandharva, Mallikarjun Mansur, D.K. Pattamal, Ali Akbar Khan, Ravi Shankar and Vilayat Khan.President Pranab Mukherjee is scheduled to release them at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Proud moment

Manoj Hangal, founder of Dr. Ganubai Hangal Music Foundation, and grandson of Gangubai Hangal, the doyenne of ‘kirana gharana’ who has been invited to be part of the event, told The Hindu that it was a proud moment for Kannadigas.