London: In a rare honour, Britain's Royal Mail has issued a postage stamp of Noor Inayat Khan, the Indian-origin World War II heroine, who was a descendant of Tipu Sultan.
The stamp - part of a set of 10 stamps in their ‘Remarkable Lives' series - honours Noor in the centenary year of her birth.
Others honoured in the set include actor Sir Alec Guinness and the poet Dylan Thomas. “I am delighted that Royal Mail has commemorated Noor with a stamp,” said Shrabani Basu, author of ‘Spy Princess:
The Life of Noor Inayat Khan' and the chair of the Noor Inayat Khan Memorial Trust.
“It will ensure that her sacrifice and bravery will not be forgotten,” she said.
Basu campaigned for a memorial for Noor which was unveiled in November 2012 by Britain's Princess Anne.