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 1,066,208 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Bhimsen Joshi is the 811th most popular singer (up from 1,061st in 2019), the 403rd most popular biography from India (up from 455th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Singer.

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Among singers, Bhimsen Joshi ranks 811 out of 3,528Before him are Julie d'Aubigny, Andreas Vollenweider, MC Hammer, Samira Said, Jan Kiepura, and Katia Ricciarelli. After him are Jerome Flynn, Wadih El Safi, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jonas Kaufmann, Billy Paul, and Licia Albanese.

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Among people born in 1922, Bhimsen Joshi ranks 224Before him are Hilarion Capucci, Võ Văn Kiệt, Bob Martin, Farrokhroo Parsa, Blaga Dimitrova, and Esther Lederberg. After him are Alexander Kazhdan, Vladimir Etush, Richard Kiley, Ester Mägi, Daniel Boulanger, and Hal Moore. Among people deceased in 2011, Bhimsen Joshi ranks 197Before him are José Alencar, Hind Rostom, Shigeo Yaegashi, Vang Pao, Josefa Iloilo, and Robert Ettinger. After him are Ingvar Wixell, Jiří Dienstbier, Harry Morgan, Karen Khachaturian, Arnfinn Bergmann, and Hidemaro Watanabe.

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In India

Among people born in India, Bhimsen Joshi ranks 403 out of 1,493Before him are Anish Kapoor (1954), Bhupen Hazarika (1926), Satya Nadella (1967), Asima Chatterjee (1917), Sundar Pichai (1972), and B. D. Jatti (1912). After him are Ibn Warraq (1946), Anupam Kher (1955), Altaf Hussain Hali (1837), The Great Khali (1972), Brian Horrocks (1895), and Sabu Dastagir (1924).

Among SINGERS In India

Among singers born in India, Bhimsen Joshi ranks 7Before him are Lata Mangeshkar (1929), Engelbert Humperdinck (1936), Asha Bhosle (1933), Mohammed Rafi (1924), Kishore Kumar (1929), and M. S. Subbulakshmi (1916). After him are Kumar Sanu (1957), S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (1946), Gangubai Hangal (1913), Peter Sarstedt (1941), Ali Akbar Khan (1922), and Girija Devi (1929).