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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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1,429 457
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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923 484
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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484 252
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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307 206
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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489 399
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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685 629
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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217 164
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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208 172
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is listed (or ranked) 9 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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312 285
G. V. Prakash Kumar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
G. V. Prakash Kumar Thaandavam, Saguni, Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal

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230 201
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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136 101
Laxmikant–Pyarelal is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Bobby, Do Raaste, Naseeb

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206 184
Himesh Reshammiya is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Himesh Reshammiya Dasavathaaram, Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa, Bodyguard

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262 256
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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189 173
M.M. Keeravaani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
M.M. Keeravaani Riddle, Azhagan, Magadheera

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147 131
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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101 78
Madan Mohan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Madan Mohan Veer-Zaara, Bawarchi, Mausam

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204 199
D. Imman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
D. Imman Kumki, Thamizhan, Thiruvilayadal Aarambam

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127 110
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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135 122
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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126 113
Deva is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Deva Vaali, Kushi, Avvai Shanmughi

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107 91
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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134 138
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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146 154
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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95 97
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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73 73
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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110 125
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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63 62
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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96 111
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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57 61
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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57 71
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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66 86
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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56 74
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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65 91
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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42 58
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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71 103
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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41 62
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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40 61
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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31 47
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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52 84
V. Harikrishna is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
V. Harikrishna Super (Symbol), Jackie, Shikari

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37 60
Ravindra Jain is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Ravindra Jain Marte Dam Tak, Jung Baaz, Gopal Krishna

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38 62
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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38 62
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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20 36
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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16 31
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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22 43
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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16 35
Shantanu Moitra is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Shantanu Moitra 3 idiots, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag: Journey of a Woman, Raajneeti

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17 37
Anand-Milind is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Anand-Milind Dil, Swarg, Dillagi

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27 54
R. P. Patnaik is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
R. P. Patnaik Gemeni, Jayam, Family Circus

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18 39
Viju Shah is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Viju Shah Bade Miyan Chote Miyan, Calcutta Mail, Mohra