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A. R. Rahman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
A. R. Rahman Slumdog Millionaire, 127 Hours, Bombay

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Ilaiyaraaja is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Ilaiyaraaja Neethaane En Ponvasantham, Kaalapani, Hey Ram

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Yuvan Shankar Raja is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Yuvan Shankar Raja Billa II, Mankatha, Vettai

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M. S. Viswanathan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
M. S. Viswanathan Thillu Mullu, Kaadhal Mannan, Ninaithale Inikkum

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Rahul Dev Burman is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Rahul Dev Burman Raja Rani, Sholay, Namak Haraam

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Harris Jayaraj is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Harris Jayaraj Thuppakki, Nanban, Oru Kal Oru Kannadi

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Devi Sri Prasad is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Devi Sri Prasad Singam, Dasavathaaram, Singam II

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S.D. Burman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
S.D. Burman Chupke Chupke, Taxi Driver, Prem Nagar

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G. V. Prakash Kumar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
G. V. Prakash Kumar Thaandavam, Saguni, Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal

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Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy Dil Chahta Hai, Like Stars on Earth, Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna

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Vidyasagar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Vidyasagar Chandramukhi, Ghilli, Love is God

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Himesh Reshammiya is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Himesh Reshammiya Dasavathaaram, Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa, Bodyguard

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Laxmikant–Pyarelal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Bobby, Do Raaste, Naseeb

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Anirudh Ravichander is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Anirudh Ravichander 3, Ethir Neechal, Irandam Ulagam

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D. Imman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
D. Imman Kumki, Thamizhan, Thiruvilayadal Aarambam

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Vijay Antony is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Vijay Antony Naan, Vettaikaaran, Velayudham

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M.M. Keeravaani is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
M.M. Keeravaani Riddle, Azhagan, Magadheera

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Deva is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Deva Vaali, Kushi, Avvai Shanmughi

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Naushad is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Naushad The Emperor of the Mughals, Aaina, Sunghursh

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Nadeem–Shravan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Nadeem–Shravan Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Saajan, Dil Tera Aashiq

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Madan Mohan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Madan Mohan Veer-Zaara, Bawarchi, Mausam

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Shankar Jaikishan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Shankar Jaikishan Andaz, Jab Pyar Kisi Se Hota Hai, Dil Daulat Duniya

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Pritam Chakraborty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Pritam Chakraborty Dhoom 2, Life In A... Metro, Jab We Met

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Mani Sharma is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Mani Sharma Aarya, Pokkiri, Youth

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K. V. Mahadevan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
K. V. Mahadevan Pelli Pustakam, Thillana Mohanambal, Saraswati Sabatham

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Jatin-Lalit is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Jatin-Lalit Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

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Hamsalekha is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Hamsalekha Kodi Parakuthu, Captain Magal, Super Star

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Kalyanji & Anandji is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Kalyanji & Anandji Zanjeer, Don, Johny Mera Naam

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Karthik Raja is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Karthik Raja Ullaasam, Kaathala Kaathala, Achchamundu! Achchamundu!

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O. P. Nayyar is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
O. P. Nayyar Mr. & Mrs. '55, C.I.D., Naya Daur

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Salim & Sulaiman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Salim & Sulaiman Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, Dhoom 2, Chak De! India

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S.A. Rajkumar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
S.A. Rajkumar Thulladha Manamum Thullum, Poove Unakkaga, Aval Varuvala

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Mithoon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Mithoon Lamhaa, Ek Villain, Zeher

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Amit Trivedi is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Amit Trivedi Dev.D, Udaan, No One Killed Jessica

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Ajay-Atul is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Ajay-Atul Vaah! Life Ho Toh Aisi!, Agneepath, Virrudh... Family Comes First

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S. Thaman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
S. Thaman Thadaiyara Thaakka, Boys, Eeram

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Vishal Bharadwaj is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Vishal Bharadwaj Kaminey: The Scoundrels, Haider, Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd.

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Bharathwaj is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Bharathwaj Kaadhal Mannan, Asal, Amarkalam

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Roshan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Roshan Barsaat Ki Raat, Anokhi Raat, Bawre Nain

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Ravindra Jain is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Ravindra Jain Marte Dam Tak, Jung Baaz, Gopal Krishna

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V. Harikrishna is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
V. Harikrishna Super (Symbol), Jackie, Shikari

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Anu Malik is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Anu Malik Moulin Rouge!, Bride and Prejudice, Har Dil Jo Pyar Karega

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Bappi Lahiri is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Bappi Lahiri Hangover, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Disco Dancer

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Anil Biswas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Anil Biswas Tarana, Beqasoor, Journey Beyond Three Seas

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Mohammed Zahur Khayyam is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Sitapur Ki Geeta, Trishul, Thodisi Bewafaii

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Sajid-Wajid is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Sajid-Wajid Partner, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Heroes

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Anand-Milind is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Anand-Milind Dil, Swarg, Dillagi

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R. P. Patnaik is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
R. P. Patnaik Gemeni, Jayam, Family Circus

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Viju Shah is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Viju Shah Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Calcutta Mail, Mohra

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Uttam Singh is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Uttam Singh Dil To Pagal Hai, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, The Hero: Love Story of a Spy