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 248,218 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Girija Devi is the 1,366th most popular singer (down from 1,193rd in 2019), the 556th most popular biography from India (down from 442nd in 2019) and the 13th most popular Indian Singer.

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  • 20

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  • 2.67

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  • 3.02

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, Girija Devi ranks 1,366 out of 3,541Before her are Sophie Tucker, Finn Kalvik, Gala, Lauri Ylönen, Diane Warren, and Chris Connor. After her are Eduardo Nascimento, Alannah Myles, Ronnie Spector, Lee Seung-gi, Phil Mogg, and Alma Gluck.

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Among people born in 1929, Girija Devi ranks 367Before her are Audun Boysen, Willy Kernen, Pentti Hämäläinen, Kiichirō Furukawa, Karin Lindberg, and Zdzisław Krzyszkowiak. After her are Wolfgang Peters, Saeed Jaffrey, Ralph McQuarrie, Remco Campert, Dick Button, and Vivien Merchant. Among people deceased in 2017, Girija Devi ranks 385Before her are Habib Thiam, Joy Fleming, Türkân Akyol, Patrick Nève, Daphne Caruana Galizia, and Anthony Harvey. After her are Robert Hirsch, Erin Moran, Charles P. Thacker, Molly Peters, Ruth Perry, and Issam Zahreddine.

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In India

Among people born in India, Girija Devi ranks 556 out of 1,227Before her are Peter Sarstedt (1941), Paddy Ashdown (1941), Freida Pinto (1984), Abdullah Yusuf Ali (1872), Sivaji Ganesan (1928), and Nana Patekar (1951). After her are Saeed Jaffrey (1929), Parveen Babi (1949), Mrinalini Sarabhai (1918), Wasim Sajjad (1941), Jeannette Altwegg (1930), and Tim Severin (1940).

Among SINGERS In India

Among singers born in India, Girija Devi ranks 13Before her are M. S. Subbulakshmi (1916), Manna Dey (1919), Bhimsen Joshi (1922), Ali Akbar Khan (1922), Hemanta Mukherjee (1920), and Peter Sarstedt (1941). After her are Jagjit Singh (1941), Gangubai Hangal (1913), S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (1946), Jasraj (1930), K. J. Yesudas (1940), and Udit Narayan (1955).