Ram Narayan

1927 - Today

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Ram Narayan (IPA: [raːm naːˈɾaːjəɳ]; born 25 December 1927), often referred to with the title Pandit, is an Indian musician who popularised the bowed instrument sarangi as a solo concert instrument in Hindustani classical music and became the first internationally successful sarangi player. Narayan was born near Udaipur and learned to play the sarangi at an early age. He studied under sarangi players and singers and, as a teenager, worked as a music teacher and travelling musician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ram Narayan has received more than 290,194 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia. Ram Narayan is the 350th most popular musician (down from 331st in 2019), the 204th most popular biography from India (down from 169th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Indian Musician.

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  • 290k

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  • 77

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    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among musicians, Ram Narayan ranks 350 out of 3,175Before him are Bruno Mars, George Young, Gustavo Santaolalla, Dave Murray, Valery Gergiev, and Moby. After him are Bo Diddley, Peggy Lee, Isaac Hayes, David Crosby, John Entwistle, and Jack Bruce.

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Among people born in 1927, Ram Narayan ranks 93Before him are Bob Fosse, Rosemary Harris, Jerry Stiller, R. D. Laing, Robert Shaw, and Odvar Nordli. After him are Dana Elcar, Dick Bruna, Eldar Ryazanov, Eartha Kitt, Vernon L. Smith, and Jorge Batlle.

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In India

Among people born in India, Ram Narayan ranks 204 out of 1,861Before him are Kuvempu (1904), Pushyamitra Shunga (-300), Shah Waliullah Dehlawi (1703), Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq (1924), Thiruvalluvar (350), and Feroze Gandhi (1912). After him are Guru Angad (1504), Parshvanatha (-872), Morarji Desai (1896), Charan Singh (1902), Tarabai (1675), and Rajesh Khanna (1942).

Among MUSICIANS In India

Among musicians born in India, Ram Narayan ranks 5Before him are Amir Khusrow (1253), Pete Best (1941), Cliff Richard (1940), and Ravi Shankar (1920). After him are Tansen (1493), Bismillah Khan (1916), Ilaiyaraaja (1943), Barry Hay (1948), Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938), Christian Zacharias (1950), and Trilok Gurtu (1951).