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Top male singers of India of all time

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This is the list of best singers of India of all time.Give points as a judge,not as a fan so that they would get their deserving position.

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Md Rafi Report Abuse
270 points - added 9 years ago by Chandra - 18 comments
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The GOD of Indian playback Padma Shri 1 National Award 3 All India BFJAs (in all languages, All India) 6 Filmfares (four in common category competing against Lata and Asha madam) Topped Binaca Geetmala a record (for male singers) 8 times with a grand total of 220 songs featuring in the list of finals from 1953 to 1981. 2001 Best Singer of the millenium (Stardust, Hero Honda) 2013 GREATEST VOICE OF HINDI CINEMA Outlook Poll for greatest Hindi movie song(Man Re tu kaahe na dheer Dhare) BBC Network poll for Greatest Hindi song(Bahaaron Phool Barsaao) Sur Singer Award Film World Magazine Award(1974) An award named "Mohd Rafi Awards" for contribution in playback by National Government. Bandra Chowk named after him. Sang the highest of 4500+ hindi film songs among his male contemporaries between 1942-1980 Sang for about a thousand hindi films. Sang in 11 different Indian languages and some minor international languages. Had the highest vocal range among the five greatest singers of 1950-1980 (Manna Dey, Rafi saab, Kishore, Talat, Mukesh). This extended to about 25 notes, while other singers maxed out at 22-23. Sang for about 550 characters on screen over the years. Contributed in 77 out of 150 highest earning blockbusters from 1940's to 1980's.
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Greatest on this planet.
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He redefined playback singing.
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We must say he still lives with us. What a singer. I met a retired pilot from Bangladesh in a hotel in Bangkok, he started humming a song from the movie Guide. I asked him are you a Rafi fan? He said yes and went to say what a romantic singer. I felt proud as an Indian at that point.
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Rafi saab is the greatest singer of all times.No body can stand before him.It is unimaginable as to how in those days without any modern musical instruments the golden voice has come out.Incredible Rafi.
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The true golden voice touching the hearts.
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Greatest singer of all time. He was the only singer who can sing all kind of songs including classical, greatest bhajans, ghazals, romantic, commedy, qawallis, sad songs, high pitch songs, rock & roll, patriotic songs etc...
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i love his voice.he sang any type song like sad , romantic, love , bhajans very well.
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All time great
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Redefined playback singing in a way that no one in the world did. I have heard many talented singers from around the world, but no one could put the right amount of emotions in a song the way Rafi did. It is sad that he did not get his due and people today don't think of him as much as they think of the so called new singers. No one has been ever able to match his effortless singing. If Dilip Kumar can get Padma Vibhushan, Mohd. Rafi deserves Bharat Ratna. I am clearly convinced with this fact having seen works of many artists.
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rafi saab is the best of all
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I cannot imagine how Md. Rafi sung the song with such deep feelings so easily. I salute him as the God of music
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magic voice, greatest talent
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Rafisaab had a divine voice which is ageless,timeless and peerless....he is simply the definition of playback singing........he is incomparable.....no other singer has ever been so versatile.....he is God's gift to mankind.
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Rafi is better than any singer in India. No body can be compared with him
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I agree completely. He was a complete singer....he was gods gift to us. There are other greats also like kishore, Mannadey, etc but he had everything, voice quality, singing ability, mind of the singer, crystel clear pronunciation of each word, extraordinary range +6 to -3....and he was so humble, unaware of his own greatness
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Dear Rafi Sahab, Meri Salam li jiye, doa aur pear li jiye... aur kuch nehi bol paonga..
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Find another singer that could render all singing styles from Classical styles like Bhajans, Ghazals, Qawallis, devotional, sad, happy, slow, fast, cabaret, Rock & Roll, patriotic to Disco etc... A gentle, quiet simple human being like Rafi Sahab could simply transform himself behind the mic and render such a wide range of song styles is just amazing !!! No doubt he was the most God Gifted singer !!! No other singer could render a mind blowing live performance on stage such as Rafi Sahab. If you listen to his London live stage performances in the late 70's and hear the cheering reaction of the audience, that say's it all. Even Kishore da stated there is no other singer like Rafi Sahab !!!!
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Hariharan Report Abuse
211 points - added 9 years ago by Chandra - 5 comments
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He is a good singer no doubt but not better than Rafi sahab & Kishore Kumar
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Good singer but not from Rafi and kishore
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He is the one and only... King of versatility He is the best singer with a golden voice.
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Dear Sir, Salam. I think u r the best Ghazal singer in the world now. I love u so much..... From Bangladesh.
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hari is the best
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kj yesudas Report Abuse
singer who has won national award for a record 7 times.won state awards in various languages 43 times.
202 points - added 9 years ago by guest - 6 comments
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I just challenge other singers to sing "Harimuraleeravam" one of the best performance by Yesudas sir
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The best singer ever. Listen to the song he sung over these years. No one and I mean no one can be compared to him. Listen to the song ammave vanangate
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God has blessed him with great voice....
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He sing in 17 languages..he won national award 7 time..he sing Classical..semi classical..karnatic...hindustani music
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Voice of God ... Voice of Music .... One and only Gana Gandharvan - Dasettan .....
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KJ is the best
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Kishore Kumar Report Abuse
175 points - added 9 years ago by Chandra - 9 comments
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Kishore da ki baat hi kucch aur hai. Kishore hai to sab hai .
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Simply The Best
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Kishore Kumar is greatest voice India has ever witnessed being untrained he showed his talent in signing ,He introduced yodelling in singing which becomes his signature move,His popularity rises in early 70s even suppressed great Rafi.He was best singer till date.There is no one who can compared with him
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iam big fan of yours kishore kumar
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KK was the greatest entertainer but as far as singing is concerned he had his limitations......He is no match to Rafisaab who is the greatest playback singer our country has produced.
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I am a great lover of old songs apart from new songs if composed with better lyrics but Mohd Rafi is all time best and no one can match him,though kishore da, Manna day,Mukesh ji, and Talat mehmood sahab all were best and unique.Why I say so no indian play back singer has matched the voice of the co star exactly like mohd Rafi saheb.He was simply God gifted and un matched.
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Kishore was no doubt one of the great legends of singing with a catchy voice but to say he was the greatest of all is simply not true at all. The fact is he was slightly limited in singing all styles. A non classical trained singer cannot render better than a classical trained singer. However he did render well at singing semi-classical songs. Kishore da's voice became more coarser as he aged into his 50's. One has to observe the majority of Kishore's catchy songs was due to RD Burman's very catchy western style compositions which were more simpler based and suited Kishore very well. As a matter of fact it was due to RD Burman Kishore had hit the big spot light from 1969.
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kk is the greatest he should top the list
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Kishore Kumar is the greatest legend in playback singing...he made a mark without any training in singing and yet sang many classical based songs with much better renditions and variations than any contemporary singer like lata,rafi etc..his voice has amazing gravity which travels within you..and of course his all time evergreen hits are real gems in bollywood industry..his vocal notes were so perfect tht even asha and lata felt inferior in front of him..he was also the most versatile of all...he is just too great to talk abt... ..
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Udit Narayan Report Abuse
100 points - added 9 years ago by Chandra - 9 comments
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Best voice in India
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Undoubtebly ALL TIME BEST VOICE to sing for Bollywood along with Mohammed Rafi. Golden voice !!!
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He deserve the no. 3 spot
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he is best
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He deserve the no. 2 spot
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I think he is the best playback singer of India ever,his voice is (the voice of heart)..and he has very good humanity also
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Udit Ji is the best singer in the world and he is also a very great person..
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Sir you are the best in India..and also Asia..
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his voice quality is better than any other male singer after Rafi sahaab. We should give him due credits.
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Sonu Nigam Report Abuse
95 points - added 9 years ago by Chandra - 4 comments
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God of music
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He deserve no. 4 spot, after Rafi Sahab, Kishoreda, Kumar Sanu.
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best singer of world........ amazing zeeeeeeeeeero error
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Sonu Nigam is always the best.He is such a tallented singer who can sing any type of song in this world perfectly.Also he can sing in more than 70-80 voices.He is the all rounder.
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SP Balasubramaniam Report Abuse
90 points - added 9 years ago by guest - 3 comments
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very good voice
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Dear Boss, I think ur voice is so romantic, u r the top one i listened.
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SP Balasubramaniam has sung over +46,000 songs, in five different languages including Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Hindi and Malayalam. The singer's name also features in Guinness Book of World Records, for singing the most number of song recordings within a very short period.
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Kumar Sanu Report Abuse
70 points - added 9 years ago by Chandra - 7 comments
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Good singer but was destroyed by Udit Ji after the 90s . Copied Kishore da .
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His voice deserved a loudness to other singer so sanu is the greatest singer to other
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He is the best singer of all times her voice in sur.....
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Only Kumar Sanu who won 5 times continue Filmfare Award
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Best singer of romantic songs.
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Only Kumar Sanu.
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he is unbeatable,no one can cross his depth except kishor kumar
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Mukesh Report Abuse
65 points - added 9 years ago by Chandra - 2 comments
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He should be at rank 1 or 2 with Mohd. Rafi.There is a mistake happened with this great singer.
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He had the soul of raj kapoor. His voice was just amazingly different from others,that's why he is incomparable!
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Shaan Report Abuse
60 points - added 9 years ago by Chandra - 8 comments
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Being emotional I cry for his song , lough his song and feel a great enjoyment .
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Occupier the world famous award -------------1 Kishore kumar MD rafi Kumar sanu Sonu nigam Udit narayan Arijit singh Shaan Manna dey Mukesh Abhijeet They have established to India in wold musical industry.
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I find some difference in his song . He not only brought a new melody but also created a allegory in song . He sang all types of song which is one of the plus point of him . His romantic voice is similar to arijit sing . He is a star of bollywood music industry.
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He is a brilliant singer. His voice is very different
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Shaan is the one of the most awazing inger in india,and more then world.her voice is god gifted,and he is a king of romantic song for ever
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Shaan is the best romantic singer
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Shaan's voice is very smiling and simply is the best
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Shaan's voice is the very smiling and simply the best
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Atif Aslam Report Abuse
He is the greatest singer of all time.
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my favourite singer of all time
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At if is the best and heart beat of millions
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VOICEZ Report Abuse
India's one and only boyband. Incredible harmonies. Brilliant performers
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This is a Calcutta based band. This boys are just the fabulous four. Too good with their harmonies and dancing skills. The perfect boyband the India needed.
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This four guys are incredible.
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arijit singh Report Abuse
Best singer ive ever listrned to remarkable potential
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I am biggest fan sir I love youuuuu
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Ghantasala Report Abuse
Ghantasala
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sri ghantasala is not only the greatest singer but also a top music composure. even after 40 years of his death he is remembered as the greatest singer in the hearts of telugu speaking.
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rajesh krishnan Report Abuse
He is versatile voice and voice is like spb sir . Complete 25years in different languages above 15 language woking. In Kannada complete 3500 songs and also first singer complete
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Suresh Wadkar Report Abuse
25 points - added 9 years ago by Chandra - 1 comment
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Finest singer of 1980s, but unfortunately wasn't able to establish himself compared to his potential.
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Roop Kumar Rathod Report Abuse
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He is the most talented singer of 90s and present time. he is amazing when sings classical.His voice is unique and romantic
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Mika Singh Report Abuse
"Naachenge saari saari raat taange utha ke" is magical
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Sukhwinder Singh Report Abuse
18 points - added 9 years ago by Chandra - 1 comment
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My favorite singer. I love you Sukhwinder
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Shankar Mahadevan Report Abuse
3 Nationalaward winner
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