Academic journal article Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

Stamp Issued in Britain to Honour Wwii Heroine

Academic journal article Pakistan Historical Society. Journal of the Pakistan Historical Society

Stamp Issued in Britain to Honour Wwii Heroine

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London: Britain's Royal Mail has issued postage stamp of Noorunissa Inayat Khan, the World War II heroine who was descendant of Tipu Sultan.

The stamp, part of a set of ten stamps in the 'Remarkable Lives' series, honours Noor Inayat on her centenary year. Others who have been honoured include actor Sir Alec Guinness and poet Dylan Thomas.

T am delighted that Royal Mail has commemorated Noor with a stamp', said Shrabani Basu, the author of Spy Princess: The Life of Noor Inayat Khan and chairperson of the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust. It will ensure that her sacrifice and bravery will not be forgotten.

Basu campaigned for a memorial for Noor Inayat which was unveiled in November 2012 by Princess Anne.

Noor Inayat Khan was born in Moscow in January 1914 to an Indian father, Hazrat Inayat Khan, and an American mother, Ora Ray Baker. The couple had met in the Ramkrishna Mission ashram in the US.

Hazrat Inayat Khan was a Sufi preacher and musician who travelled widely.

Noor Inayat was brought up in Paris but her family moved to London when the French capital was occupied by Germans in 1940 during the Second World War. …

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