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Birth Centenary Commemoration of Begum Akhtar Commemorative Coins Released

Posted on October 7, 2014 at 6:50 AM
Akhtar Bai Faizabadi, popularly called Begum Akhtar (October 07, 1914 –October 30,1974) was a famous Indian singer of Ghazal, Dadra and Thumri. She received the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for vocal music and was awarded Padam Shri and Padam Bhushan (Posthumously) by Government of India. She was given the title of Mallika-e-Ghazal (Queen of Ghazals). On completion of 100 years of this versatile genius, the Government of India has decided to commemorate the occasion. In an impressive function held at New Delhi today Union Culture Minister Shri Shripad Naik released a set of commemorative coins of Rs.100 and Rs.5.

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Culture and Tourism, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik releasing a set of commemorative coins of Rs.100 and Rs.5, at the inaugural function of Centenary Commemoration of Begum Akhtar, in New Delhi on October 07, 2014. The Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Shri Ravindra Singh is also seen.

Note: The coins are not yet released for either circulation or public bookings through mints. The booking dates will be announced in our 
Facebook Page as soon as advertised by mints in newspaper.

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