Girija Devi

1929 - 2017

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Girija Devi (8 May 1929 – 24 October 2017) was an Indian classical singer of the Seniya and Banaras gharanas. She performed classical and light classical music and helped elevate the profile of thumri. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Girija Devi has received more than 262,943 page views. Her biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Girija Devi is the 1,323rd most popular singer (up from 1,363rd in 2019), the 560th most popular biography from India (down from 556th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Singer.

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Among singers, Girija Devi ranks 1,323 out of 3,528Before her are Richard Bona, Acker Bilk, Wyclef Jean, Florent Pagny, M.I.A., and Anna Jantar. After her are Ani Lorak, Lee Hyori, Curt Smith, Ivo Linna, Grimes, and Chad Kroeger.

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Among people born in 1929, Girija Devi ranks 363Before her are Betty Carter, Julio Ramón Ribeyro, Rafael Chimishkyan, Igor Novikov, Acker Bilk, and Günter Kunert. After her are Ken McGregor, Jerry Hardin, Amar Bose, Francis Bebey, Kazimierz Kutz, and Ilene Woods. Among people deceased in 2017, Girija Devi ranks 357Before her are Pancho Segura, Betty Cuthbert, Joseph Bologna, Inomjon Usmonxoʻjayev, Aleksei Petrenko, and Michael Ogio. After her are Jaak Panksepp, Clifford Husbands, Anne-Marie Colchen, Antonio Isasi-Isasmendi, Türkân Akyol, and Alina Janowska.

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In India

Among people born in India, Girija Devi ranks 560 out of 1,493Before her are Raghunath Murmu (1905), Vijay Mallya (1955), Muthuswami Dikshitar (1775), K. B. Hedgewar (1889), Arthur E. Kennelly (1861), and Purushottam Das Tandon (1882). After her are Jeetendra (1942), Tim Severin (1940), Pankaj Kapur (1954), Paddy Ashdown (1941), Tom Kibble (1932), and Medha Patkar (1954).

Among SINGERS In India

Among singers born in India, Girija Devi ranks 13Before her are Bhimsen Joshi (1922), Kumar Sanu (1957), S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (1946), Gangubai Hangal (1913), Peter Sarstedt (1941), and Ali Akbar Khan (1922). After her are Manna Dey (1919), Usha Mangeshkar (1935), Udit Narayan (1955), K. J. Yesudas (1940), Jasraj (1930), and Jagjit Singh (1941).