Ram Narayan

1927 - Today

Photo of Ram Narayan

Icon of person Ram Narayan

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. Ramnarayan 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 189,032 page views. His biography is available in 77 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 75 in 2019). Ram Narayan is the 305th most popular musician (down from 219th in 2019), the 139th most popular biography from India (down from 109th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Indian Musician.

Memorability Metrics

  • 190k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 68.01

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 77

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.48

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.21

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Page views of Ram Narayans by language


Among musicians, Ram Narayan ranks 305 out of 2,675Before him are Stevie Ray Vaughan, Wallace Hartley, Nicko McBrain, Friedrich Kalkbrenner,, and Chico Buarque. After him are McCoy Tyner, Avicii, Lester Young, Buddy Guy, Isaac Hayes, and Paul Desmond.

Most Popular Musicians in Wikipedia

Go to all Rankings


Among people born in 1927, Ram Narayan ranks 84Before him are John Vane, Hiroshi Yamauchi, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, Robert Shaw, Megumu Tamura, and Marvin Minsky. After him are Alan MacDiarmid, Günter Guillaume, Jean-Claude Pascal, Eartha Kitt, Gabdulkhay Akhatov, and Thomas Luckmann.

Others Born in 1927

Go to all Rankings

In India

Among people born in India, Ram Narayan ranks 139 out of 1,227Before him are Mangal Pandey (1827), Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (1835), Pranab Mukherjee (1935), Pratibha Patil (1934), Gopal Krishna Gokhale (1866), and Vidyapati (1352). After him are Wilfred Bion (1897), Bāṇabhaṭṭa (601), Buddhaghosa (401), Ravidas (1450), Chandra Shekhar Azad (1906), and Nizam-ul-Mulk, Asaf Jah I (1671).

Among MUSICIANS In India

Among musicians born in India, Ram Narayan ranks 5Before him are Amir Khusrow (1253), Cliff Richard (1940), Ravi Shankar (1920), and Pete Best (1941). After him are Tansen (1493), Bismillah Khan (1916), Christian Zacharias (1950), Barry Hay (1948), Hariprasad Chaurasia (1938), Ilaiyaraaja (1943), and Mehdi Hassan (1927).