A special cover and cancellation was released from GPO Lucknow on 11.12.2021 to commemorate the birth centenary year of Satyajit Ray 1921 to 2021.
The special cover was released by Shri. Vivek Kumar Daksh, Postmaster General Lucknow Headquarter Region, Shri. K.S.Bajpai, Chief Postmaster, Lucknow GPO, Shri. Ashok Kumar, President of Lucknow Philatelic Society, Shri. Dinesh Sharma member of Prayag Philatelic Society and the Secretary.
In the year 1977, a movie was directed and produced by Shri. Satyajit Ray at Lucknow – Shatranj Ke Khilari and this was the only hindi movie produced by Shri. Ray in his lifetime. Through this cover, the society pays its rich tribute to the legend of Cinema – Satyajit Ray.
We are thankful to Shri. Vivek Kumar Daksh PMG Lucknow HQ Region and to Shri. K.S.Bajpai CPM Lucknow for their support and patronage to the society and honour bestowed upon us by their kind presence.
The society also wishes to thank the members of Lucknow Philatelic Society – Shri.Navin Singh, Secretary of LPS, Shri. Rakesh Singhal, Shri. Ramesh Chand, Dr.Mohit, Mr.K.C.Gupta and other members who were present in the function.
We would like to especially thank Shri. Sunil Gupta, Incharge Philatelic Bureau for his esteemed support and co-operation towards the successful organisation of the event and contributing towards fulfilling all objectives for a memorable release event.
We are equally thankful to the members of the society who have been a continued support and source of inspiration for the promotion of philatelic activities in the state.
This cover is dedicated to Late Col Jayanta Dutta, who ignited the idea of release of special cover from Lucknow on Satyajit Ray on his movie to pay tribute to Shri.Ray during the ongoing celebrations of his birth centenary year.