Zakir Hussain

1951 - Today

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Zakir Hussain (born 9 March 1951) is an Indian tabla virtuoso, composer, percussionist, music producer and film actor. He is the eldest son of tabla player Alla Rakha.He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1988, and the Padma Bhushan in 2002, by the Government of India presented by President Abdul Kalam. He was also awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 1990, given by the Sangeet Natak Academy, India's National Academy of Music, Dance and Drama. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zakir Hussain has received more than 78,248 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Zakir Hussain is the 1,123rd most popular composer (down from 932nd in 2019), the 585th most popular biography from India (down from 448th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Indian Composer.

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Among composers, Zakir Hussain ranks 1,123 out of 1,228Before him are Earl Scruggs, Ezio Bosso, Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, Hiroyuki Sawano, Charles Tomlinson Griffes, and Alexandre Levy. After him are Junichi Masuda, Rachel Portman, Pascal Dusapin, R. D. Burman, Christopher Young, and Hamilton Harty.

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Among people born in 1951, Zakir Hussain ranks 390Before him are Bronisław Malinowski, Pamela Bellwood, Bill Moseley, Nedim Gürsel, Mick Garris, and Max Weinberg. After him are Timothy Bottoms, Hans Schlegel, Marsha Ivins, Phyllis Smith, Brian Grazer, and Alfonso Portillo.

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In India

Among people born in India, Zakir Hussain ranks 585 out of 1,227Before him are Gangubai Hangal (1913), S. P. Balasubrahmanyam (1946), Telesphore Toppo (1939), Ela Bhatt (1933), BP Koirala (1914), and Raj Reddy (1937). After him are Subhash Kak (1947), Mahesh Bhatt (1948), Bachendri Pal (1954), Jasraj (1930), Shatrughan Sinha (1945), and K. J. Yesudas (1940).

Among COMPOSERS In India

Among composers born in India, Zakir Hussain ranks 2Before him are Tyagaraja (1767). After him are R. D. Burman (1939), Anu Malik (1960), Kailash Kher (1973), Pritam (1971), and Yo Yo Honey Singh (1983).