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Zakir Hussain

1951 - Today

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Ustad Zakir Hussain (born 9 March 1951) is an Indian tabla player, composer, percussionist, music producer and film actor. He is the eldest son of tabla player Alla Rakha. He is widely considered as one of the greatest tabla players of all time.He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1988, the Padma Bhushan in 2002, and the Padma Vibhushan in 2023, by the Government of India. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Zakir Hussain has received more than 84,538 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 28 in 2019). Zakir Hussain is the 1,174th most popular composer (down from 1,114th in 2019), the 567th most popular biography from India (up from 585th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Indian Composer.

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Among composers, Zakir Hussain ranks 1,174 out of 1,216Before him are John Ireland, Adolph Deutsch, Mark Snow, Francisco Asenjo Barbieri, Vladimir Martynov, and Miina Härma. After him are Thomas Tomkins, Andrei Eshpai, Lepo Sumera, Jan A. P. Kaczmarek, Yasuharu Takanashi, and David Diamond.

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Among people born in 1951, Zakir Hussain ranks 355Before him are Kate Atkinson, Ivano Bordon, Gerrie Knetemann, Sally Mann, Peter Withe, and Freundel Stuart. After him are Hans-Georg Aschenbach, Aleksandr Panayotov Aleksandrov, Bill Atkinson, Pōhiva Tuʻiʻonetoa, Bill Moseley, and Yardena Arazi.

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In India

Among people born in India, Zakir Hussain ranks 567 out of 1,493Before him are Jeetendra (1942), Tim Severin (1940), Pankaj Kapur (1954), Paddy Ashdown (1941), Tom Kibble (1932), and Medha Patkar (1954). After him are Rani Mukerji (1978), Gopinath Bordoloi (1890), Kumar Pallana (1918), Anandiben Patel (1941), Shah Shuja (1616), and Saif Ali Khan (1970).

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).