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Gangubai Hangal

1913 - 2009

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Gangubai Hangal (5 March 1913 – 21 July 2009) was an Indian singer of the khayal genre of Hindustani classical music from Karnataka, who was known for her deep and powerful voice. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gangubai Hangal has received more than 279,385 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Gangubai Hangal is the 1,160th most popular singer (up from 1,456th in 2019), the 519th most popular biography from India (up from 579th in 2019) and the 10th most popular Indian Singer.

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Among singers, Gangubai Hangal ranks 1,160 out of 3,528Before her are Steve Porcaro, Meliton Balanchivadze, Sheena Easton, Philippe Jaroussky, Anna von Mildenburg, and Mandy Moore. After her are Anouk, Carlos Vives, Laila Kinnunen, Azis, Lhasa de Sela, and Pete Ham.

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Among people born in 1913, Gangubai Hangal ranks 223Before her are Zezé Procópio, Robertson Davies, Johan Kraag, Ranko Marinković, Andre DeToth, and Bahi Ladgham. After her are Kalpana Datta, Suzan Kahramaner, Jacinto Convit, John Mikaelsson, Richard Helms, and Cyril Toumanoff. Among people deceased in 2009, Gangubai Hangal ranks 219Before her are Kjell Eugenio Laugerud García, José Luis López Vázquez, Gayatri Devi, Torsten Lindberg, Marilyn French, and Mary Travers. After her are Ivan Gubijan, Anselmo Duarte, Helen Suzman, Mamadou Dia, Ron Asheton, and Harry Patch.

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In India

Among people born in India, Gangubai Hangal ranks 519 out of 1,493Before her are D. R. Kaprekar (1905), Jayakanthan (1934), Neerja Bhanot (1963), Mayawati (1956), Kedarnath Singh (1934), and Jamini Roy (1887). After her are Dara Singh (1928), Balamani Amma (1909), Syama Prasad Mukherjee (1901), Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938), Qurratulain Hyder (1927), and Sunny Deol (1956).

Among SINGERS In India

Among singers born in India, Gangubai Hangal ranks 10Before her are Mohammed Rafi (1924), Kishore Kumar (1929), M. S. Subbulakshmi (1916), Bhimsen Joshi (1922), Kumar Sanu (1957), and S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (1946). After her are Peter Sarstedt (1941), Ali Akbar Khan (1922), Girija Devi (1929), Manna Dey (1919), Usha Mangeshkar (1935), and Udit Narayan (1955).