Legendary Carnatic singer M.S Subbulakshmi will be honored by the UN on August 15. The UN is celebrating 70 years of inception as India also celebrates 70 years of Independence

To mark the birth centenary of Dr. M S Subbulakshmi, the UN Postal Administration is issuing a stamp. A Photo Exhibition is also being held to chronicling the life and achievements of Dr. M S Subbulakshmi from 15-19 August at the UN. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of her performance at the United Nations. The highlight of Indepence day will be A R Rahman’s concert at the UN, which will pay tribute to the great singer and celebrate India’s Independence . The Oscar winner will play to a select crowd of diplomats and international dignitaries in the U.N. General Assembly hall on August 15.