K. J. Yesudas

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Kattassery Joseph Yesudas (born 10 January 1940) is an Indian playback singer and musician who sings Indian classical, devotional and film songs. Yesudas is estimated to have recorded more than 50,000 songs in various Indian languages, including Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi, Odia, Bengali, Marathi as well as Arabic, English, Latin, and Russian, in a career spanning six decades. He is often referred to as Gaanagandharvan (transl. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of K. J. Yesudas has received more than 3,054,398 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). K. J. Yesudas is the 1,473rd most popular singer (up from 1,543rd in 2019), the 591st most popular biography from India (down from 525th in 2019) and the 18th most popular Indian Singer.

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  • 56.30

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  • 20

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  • 1.43

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  • 4.05

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among singers, K. J. Yesudas ranks 1,473 out of 3,541Before him are Daniel Powter, Chris Fehn, Jasraj, Carlos Mendes, Marty Robbins, and Ewan MacColl. After him are Anahí, Gilda, Don Dokken, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Giuseppe De Luca, and Frederica von Stade.

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Among people born in 1940, K. J. Yesudas ranks 409Before him are Berit Mørdre, Leila Ahmed, Apolo Nsibambi, Georges Carnus, Mariette Hartley, and Gary Kurtz. After him are John Esposito, S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan, Rinnat Safin, Edmund White, Daniel J. Travanti, and Jean-Claude Piumi.

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In India

Among people born in India, K. J. Yesudas ranks 591 out of 1,227Before him are Zakir Hussain (1951), Subhash Kak (1947), Mahesh Bhatt (1948), Bachendri Pal (1954), Jasraj (1930), and Shatrughan Sinha (1945). After him are Rambhadracharya (1950), Jagdish Bhagwati (1934), Saroj Khan (1948), Rukmini Devi Arundale (1904), C. N. R. Rao (1934), and R. D. Burman (1939).

Among SINGERS In India

Among singers born in India, K. J. Yesudas ranks 18Before him are Peter Sarstedt (1941), Girija Devi (1929), Jagjit Singh (1941), Gangubai Hangal (1913), S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (1946), and Jasraj (1930). After him are Udit Narayan (1955), Usha Mangeshkar (1935), Begum Akhtar (1914), Mahendra Kapoor (1934), Anuradha Paudwal (1954), and Daler Mehndi (1967).