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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 Indian Sufi singer, musician, poet and scholar who lived during the period of 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 1,382,191 page views. His biography is available in 58 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 54 in 2019). Amir Khusrow is the 71st most popular musician (up from 109th in 2019), the 47th most popular biography from India (up from 58th 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 71 out of 2,662Before him are Django Reinhardt, Carlos Santana, Israel Kamakawiwoʻole, André Rieu, Syd Barrett, and Jon Lord. After him are Cosima Wagner, Alexander Glazunov, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Cliff Burton, Iggy Pop, and Mstislav Rostropovich.

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Among people born in 1253, Amir Khusrow ranks 1After him are Stefan Milutin, Ivo of Kermartin, Stefan Dragutin, Theodora of Trebizond, Matilda of Habsburg, and Bolko I the Strict. Among people deceased in 1325, Amir Khusrow ranks 2Before him is Charles, Count of Valois. After him are Denis of Portugal, Yury of Moscow, Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq, Nizamuddin Auliya, Ismail I of Granada, and Stefan Vladislav II.

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In India

Among people born in India, Amir Khusrow ranks 47 out of 1,493Before him are Tulsidas (1532), Sariputta (-568), Aishwarya Rai (1973), C. V. Raman (1888), Bhāskara II (1114), and Meera (1498). After him are Mohammed Nadir Shah (1883), Harsha (590), Tipu Sultan (1750), Augustus De Morgan (1806), Salman Rushdie (1947), and Bal Gangadhar Tilak (1856).

Among MUSICIANS In India

Among musicians born in India, Amir Khusrow ranks 1After him are Ravi Shankar (1920), Cliff Richard (1940), Pete Best (1941), Ram Narayan (1927), Tansen (1493), Bismillah Khan (1916), Barry Hay (1948), Christian Zacharias (1950), Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938), Ilaiyaraaja (1943), and Trilok Gurtu (1951).