Amir Khusrow

1253 - 1325

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Abu'l Hasan Yamīn ud-Dīn Khusrau (1253–1325 AD), better known as Amīr Khusrau was an Indo-Persian Sufi singer, musician, poet and scholar who lived under the Delhi Sultanate. He is an iconic figure in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. He was a mystic and a spiritual disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi, India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Amir Khusrow has received more than 1,334,021 page views. His biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Amir Khusrow is the 109th most popular musician (down from 104th in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from India (down from 56th in 2019) and the most popular Indian Musician.

Amir Khusrow is most famous for his poetry. He was a prolific writer and wrote in many different languages, but he is most famous for his Persian poetry.

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Among musicians, Amir Khusrow ranks 109 out of 2,675Before him are Paul Mauriat, Glenn Miller, Andrés Segovia, John Bonham, Alice Cooper, and Barry Gibb. After him are Fernando Sor, Ritchie Valens, David Oistrakh, Karl Thomas Mozart, Cliff Richard, and Ravi Shankar.

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Among people born in 1253, Amir Khusrow ranks 1After him are Stefan Milutin, Ivo of Kermartin, Stefan Dragutin, and Theodora of Trebizond. Among people deceased in 1325, Amir Khusrow ranks 3Before him are Charles, Count of Valois and Denis of Portugal. After him are Yury of Moscow, Nizamuddin Auliya, Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq, and Stefan Vladislav II.

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In India

Among people born in India, Amir Khusrow ranks 58 out of 1,227Before him are Mumtaz Mahal (1593), Narendra Modi (1950), Zubin Mehta (1936), Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856), Premchand (1880), and Sri Aurobindo (1872). After him are Vātsyāyana (300), Meera (1498), Cliff Richard (1940), Ravi Shankar (1920), Ramana Maharshi (1879), and Ram Nath Kovind (1945).

Among MUSICIANS In India

Among musicians born in India, Amir Khusrow ranks 1After him are Cliff Richard (1940), Ravi Shankar (1920), Pete Best (1941), Ram Narayan (1927), Tansen (1493), Bismillah Khan (1916), Christian Zacharias (1950), Barry Hay (1948), Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938), Ilaiyaraaja (1943), and Mehdi Hassan (1927).