Tipu Sultan’s descendant honored for ‘spying’ services

Noor Inayat Khan Tipu Sultan

WEB DESK – The British Postal Services recognized the ‘spying’ services of one descendant of Sultan Fateh Ali Tipu alias Tipu Sultanas the service issued a postage stamp commemorating Noor-un-Nissa Inayat Khan.

According to the details published in British and Indian news media, Britian’s postal services issued the stamp to honor the memories of Noor-un-Nissa aka ‘Spy Princess’ who was considered as a World War II heroine.

Spy Princess’ mother was a descendant of the uncle of Tipu Sultan, the most strong opponent Brits ever faced in the subcontinent during 17 and 18th century.

Noor Inayat Khan worked as a wireless officer for the British Special Operations Executive (SOE) in Paris during 1943, when the city was occupied by Nazi forces. She evaded capture far longer than expected in her role and continued to send important messages to London to aid the French Resistance.

The stamp is part of the ‘Remarkable Lives Stamp Set’ that honours individuals for their contribution to British society in sports, design, economics, heroism and the arts.

All individuals were born in 1914 and would have turned 100 this year. Each stamp includes a portrait of the individual, their name, when they were born and died, and what they contributed to society.

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