Greatest Indian Musicians

Editor's Pick from India: Nitin Sawhney

1. Ravi Shankar   -   Sitar Virtuoso
2. Lata Mangeshkar   -   Bollywood Music
3. Hariprasad Chaurasia   -   Bansuri Player
4. Nitin Sawhney   -   World Music
5. Mohammed Rafi   -   Bollywood Music
6. Asha Bhosle   -   Bollywood Music
7. Shankar Jaikishan   -   Bollywood Music
8. Nikhil Banerjee   -   Sitar Virtuoso
9. Ananda Shankar   -   World Music
10. A.R. Rahman   -   World Music
11. Kishore Kumar   -   Bollywood Music
12. Ustad Bismillah Khan   -   Shehnai Virtuoso
13. Mukesh   -   Bollywood Music
14. Sheila Chandra    -   World Music
15. Swami Haridas   -   Indian Classical Music
16. Amir Khusrow   -   Indian Classical Music
17. Lakshmi Shankar   -   Indian Classical Music
18. Shivkumar Sharma   -   Santur Player
19. Ram Narayan   -   Sarangi Player
20. Zubin Mehta    -   Classical Music Conductor

21. Asad Ali Khan    -    Rudra Veena Player
22. Zakir Hussain    -    Tabla Player
23. Amjad Ali Khan    -    Sarod Player
24. Bade Ghulam Ali Khan   -   Indian Classical Music
25. Budhaditya Mukherjee    -    Sitar Virtuoso
26. Trilok Gurtu    -    Jazz Fusion
27. Sultan Khan    -   Sarangi Player
28. Hemant Kumar   -   Bollywood Music
29. Imrat Khan   -   Sitar Virtuoso
30. Thyagaraja   -   Carnatic Music
31. Geeta Dutt    -   Bollywood Music
32. L. Subramaniam   -   Violin Virtuoso
33. Pran Nath    -   Indian Classical Music
34. Jagjit Singh   -   Ghazals
35. Muthuswami Dikshitar   -   Carnatic Music
36. Sundaram Balachander   -   Veena Virtuoso
37. Kalyanji-Anandji   -   World Music
38. Manna Dey   -   World Music
39. Tansen   -    Indian Classical Music
40. Rahul Dev Burman   -    Bollywood Music
41. Swathi Thirunal   -   Carnatic Music
42. Talat Mahmood   -   Ghazals
43. Chitti Babu   -    Veena Virtuoso
44. Purandara Dasa   -   Carnatic Music
45. Muthuswami Dikshitar    -   Carnatic Music
46. Yesudas    -    Indian Classical Music
47. Pankaj Udhas    -   Ghazals
48. Rajan and Sajan Mishra    -    Indian Classical Music
49. Vijay Raghav Rao    -    Bansuri Player
50. G.S. Sachdev    -   Bansuri Player
51. Alla Rakha    -    Tabla Player
52. Shruti Sadolikar    -     Indian Classical Music
53. Kalyanji Anandji    -    World Music
54. Debashish Bhattacharya    -   World Music
55. Gundecha Brothers    -    Indian Classical Music
56. Kishori Amonkar    -    Indian Classical Music
57. K.V. Narayanaswamy     -    Carnatic Music
58. Lalgudi Jayaraman     -    Violin Virtuoso
59. Begum Akhtar    -     Indian Classical Music
60. M.S. Subbulakshmi    -    Indian Classical Music
61. Bhimsen Joshi   -   Indian Classical Music
62. Tyagaraja   -   Carnatic Music
63. Talvin Singh   -   Electronic Music
64. Kunnakudi Vaidyanathan    -   Carnatic Music
65. Amir Khan   -    Indian Classical Music
66. Semmangudi Srinivasa Iyer   -   Carnatic Music
67. Najma Akhtar    -    World Music
68. L. Shankar   -   Violin Virtuoso
69. Vijay Iyer   -   Jazz

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anurag said...

how come these many members with out ILAYARAJA sir?

Anonymous said...

It's a shame for not incluidng Mastero Ilayaraaja, who gave the symphony to the world, from India.

Anonymous said...

ilayaraja. duh!!!

alagu said...

where is god of music ialayaraja

Unknown said...

why the names of Mr. kumareesh , ganesh violinists Mysore3 M. nagaraj and M. majunath names have not been listed pl list it .

Anonymous said...

Who's list is this and where's Mastero Ilayaraja??

Unknown said...

What a great list.Keep it up

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Ajay.S said...

worst one, where is Ilayaraja? First Asian to perform orchestra at royal philharmonic orchestra.

Unknown said...

hi... thanks for sharing the post.i love music,without music life would be a mistake.sankar is one of the best singers in bangalore and my favorite too.if you people want to enjoy music apart of your problems just go to his shows,damn sure you will like it ...

Anonymous said...

I think list should be separated for singers & music directors. And Illayaraja ... the Maestro should be topping the list.

Anonymous said...

Where is the name of first person who revolutionized Indian cinema music and one of great inspiration for ARR .do you know his name is ILAYARAJA .unfortunately if you don't know him you will not know nothing about music.

Anonymous said...

What about Freddie Mecury??

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