Bhimsen Joshi

1922 - 2011

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Pandit Bhimsen Gururaj Joshi ( (listen); BHEEM-SAYN joe-SHEE; 4 February 1922 – 24 January 2011), also known by the honorific prefix Pandit, was one of the greatest Indian vocalists from India , in the Hindustani classical tradition. He is known for the khayal form of singing, as well as for his popular renditions of devotional music (bhajans and abhangs). Joshi belongs to the Kirana gharana tradition of Hindustani Classical Music. He is noted for his concerts, and between 1964 to 1982 Joshi toured Afghanistan, Italy, France, Canada and USA. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bhimsen Joshi has received more than 1,039,938 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Bhimsen Joshi is the 1,063rd most popular singer (down from 849th in 2019), the 455th most popular biography from India (down from 350th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Indian Singer.

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Among singers, Bhimsen Joshi ranks 1,063 out of 3,541Before him are Johnny Rivers, Hansi Hinterseer, Helene Fischer, Juan Diego Flórez, Miguel Ríos, and Gwyneth Jones. After him are Michel Teló, Enrique Morente, Edmundo Ros, Anouk, Raquel Rastenni, and Rosa Ponselle.

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Among people born in 1922, Bhimsen Joshi ranks 257Before him are Stellan Nilsson, Léopold Anoul, Ann-Britt Leyman, Sid Caesar, Olga Guillot, and Lizabeth Scott. After him are Damon Knight, Rory Calhoun, Sabino Barinaga, Gordon Tullock, Ester Mägi, and Stanislav Rostotsky. Among people deceased in 2011, Bhimsen Joshi ranks 250Before him are Clemar Bucci, John Patrick Foley, Héctor Núñez, Theodore Roszak, Abderrahmane Mahjoub, and Zhanna Prokhorenko. After him are Edmundo Ros, Bhupen Hazarika, Marco Simoncelli, Moacyr Scliar, Francesco Quinn, and Klaus-Dieter Sieloff.

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In India

Among people born in India, Bhimsen Joshi ranks 455 out of 1,227Before him are Ibn Warraq (1946), Sunny Deol (1956), Prince Vijaya (-543), Waheeda Rehman (1938), Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis (1893), and Girish Karnad (1938). After him are Bhupen Hazarika (1926), Derek Prince (1915), Meira Kumar (1945), Launceston Elliot (1874), Phoolan Devi (1963), and Sharad Pawar (1940).

Among SINGERS In India

Among singers born in India, Bhimsen Joshi ranks 9Before him are Mohammed Rafi (1924), Asha Bhosle (1933), Kishore Kumar (1929), Kumar Sanu (1957), M. S. Subbulakshmi (1916), and Manna Dey (1919). After him are Ali Akbar Khan (1922), Hemanta Mukherjee (1920), Peter Sarstedt (1941), Girija Devi (1929), Jagjit Singh (1941), and Gangubai Hangal (1913).