Ali Akbar Khan

1922 - 2009

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Ali Akbar Khan (14 April 1922 – 18 June 2009) was an Bengali Hindustani classical musician of the Maihar gharana, known for his virtuosity in playing the sarod. Trained as a classical musician and instrumentalist by his father, Allauddin Khan, he also composed numerous classical ragas and film scores. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ali Akbar Khan has received more than 501,074 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Ali Akbar Khan is the 1,267th most popular singer (down from 1,255th in 2019), the 543rd most popular biography from India (down from 515th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Singer.

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Among singers, Ali Akbar Khan ranks 1,267 out of 3,528Before him are Eva Nansen, Alannah Myles, Wayne Newton, Johnny Mathis, Birgit Brüel, and Tomas Ledin. After him are Corona Schröter, Sebastian Bach, Telma Hopkins, Linda Martin, Marilyn Miller, and Bruno Pelletier.

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Among people born in 1922, Ali Akbar Khan ranks 287Before him are Yao Lee, Oscar Pettiford, Lukas Foss, Neal Hefti, Aldo Ballarin, and Vesna Parun. After him are China Zorrilla, Božo Broketa, Frédéric Rossif, Sid Caesar, Olga Guillot, and Gustav Freij. Among people deceased in 2009, Ali Akbar Khan ranks 244Before him are Lukas Foss, Hirotugu Akaike, Kim Manners, Irving Kristol, Luciano Emmer, and Dell Hymes. After him are Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, Arturo Gatti, Harve Presnell, Sergei Magnitsky, Türkan Saylan, and Olja Ivanjicki.

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In India

Among people born in India, Ali Akbar Khan ranks 543 out of 1,493Before him are Kajal Aggarwal (1985), Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy (1924), Wasim Sajjad (1941), N. T. Rama Rao (1923), Palden Thondup Namgyal (1923), and Basawan (1560). After him are Mamoni Raisom Goswami (1942), Hansa Jivraj Mehta (1897), Abhijit Banerjee (1961), K. D. Jadhav (1926), Mohammad Ali Jauhar (1878), and Krishna Prasad Bhattarai (1924).

Among SINGERS In India

Among singers born in India, Ali Akbar Khan ranks 12Before him are M. S. Subbulakshmi (1916), Bhimsen Joshi (1922), Kumar Sanu (1957), S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (1946), Gangubai Hangal (1913), and Peter Sarstedt (1941). After him are Girija Devi (1929), Manna Dey (1919), Usha Mangeshkar (1935), Udit Narayan (1955), K. J. Yesudas (1940), and Jasraj (1930).