M. S. Subbulakshmi

1916 - 2004

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Madurai Shanmukhavadivu Subbulakshmi (16 September 1916 – 11 December 2004) was an Indian Carnatic singer from Madurai, Tamil Nadu. She was the first musician ever to be awarded the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honour. She is the first Indian musician to receive the Ramon Magsaysay award, often considered Asia's Nobel Prize, in 1974 with the citation reading "Exacting purists acknowledge Srimati M. S. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of M. S. Subbulakshmi has received more than 1,830,330 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). M. S. Subbulakshmi is the 857th most popular singer (down from 795th in 2019), the 388th most popular biography from India (down from 336th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Indian Singer.

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Among singers, M. S. Subbulakshmi ranks 857 out of 3,541Before her are Anna Maria Jopek, G-Dragon, Dusty Hill, Paul Weller, Sandro de América, and Merle Haggard. After her are Demi Lovato, Nicky Hopkins, Kulyash Baiseitova, Nicole, James LaBrie, and Michel Delpech.

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Among people born in 1916, M. S. Subbulakshmi ranks 149Before her are Van Johnson, Charles Kittel, Anton Diffring, Françoise Giroud, Tinus Osendarp, and Rostislav Alexeyev. After her are Keenan Wynn, Antonio Buero Vallejo, Anne Hébert, Arie van Vliet, Giuseppe Taddei, and Bernard Heuvelmans. Among people deceased in 2004, M. S. Subbulakshmi ranks 154Before her are Gennadi Strekalov, Bror Mellberg, Barney Kessel, Alexander Ragulin, Carrie Snodgress, and Christl Cranz. After her are Carlo Di Palma, Rodney Dangerfield, Daniel J. Boorstin, Jacek Kuroń, Werner Goldberg, and Janet Frame.

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In India

Among people born in India, M. S. Subbulakshmi ranks 388 out of 1,227Before her are Abhijit Banerjee (1961), Kumar Sanu (1957), Joseph Vaz (1651), Akshay Kumar (1967), Islam Shah Suri (1510), and M. F. Husain (1915). After her are D. R. Bendre (1896), Nutan (1936), Priyanka Chopra (1982), John Shepherd-Barron (1925), Balaji Baji Rao (1720), and Ivan Dias (1936).

Among SINGERS In India

Among singers born in India, M. S. Subbulakshmi ranks 7Before her are Engelbert Humperdinck (1936), Lata Mangeshkar (1929), Mohammed Rafi (1924), Asha Bhosle (1933), Kishore Kumar (1929), and Kumar Sanu (1957). After her are Manna Dey (1919), Bhimsen Joshi (1922), Ali Akbar Khan (1922), Hemanta Mukherjee (1920), Peter Sarstedt (1941), and Girija Devi (1929).