Composers The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time  

Rajwant Dhaliwal
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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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S.D. Burman is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
S.D. Burman Chupke Chupke, Taxi Driver, Prem Nagar

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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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Harris Jayaraj is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Harris Jayaraj Thuppakki, Nanban, Oru Kal Oru Kannadi

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Laxmikant–Pyarelal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Laxmikant–Pyarelal Bobby, Do Raaste, Naseeb

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Shankar Jaikishan is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy is listed (or ranked) 11 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) 12 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Vidyasagar Chandramukhi, Ghilli, Love is God

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Nadeem–Shravan is listed (or ranked) 13 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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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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G. V. Prakash Kumar is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
G. V. Prakash Kumar Thaandavam, Saguni, Muppozhudhum Un Karpanaigal

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D. Imman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
D. Imman Kumki, Thamizhan, Thiruvilayadal Aarambam

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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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Himesh Reshammiya is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Himesh Reshammiya Dasavathaaram, Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa, Bodyguard

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M.M. Keeravaani is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
M.M. Keeravaani Riddle, Azhagan, Magadheera

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Naushad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Naushad The Emperor of the Mughals, Aaina, Sunghursh

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Vijay Antony is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Vijay Antony Naan, Vettaikaaran, Velayudham

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Deva is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Deva Vaali, Kushi, Avvai Shanmughi

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Mani Sharma is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Mani Sharma Aarya, Pokkiri, Youth

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O. P. Nayyar is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Jatin-Lalit is listed (or ranked) 25 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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K. V. Mahadevan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
K. V. Mahadevan Pelli Pustakam, Thillana Mohanambal, Saraswati Sabatham

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Pritam Chakraborty is listed (or ranked) 27 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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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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Hamsalekha is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Hamsalekha Kodi Parakuthu, Captain Magal, Super Star

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Karthik Raja is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Karthik Raja Ullaasam, Kaathala Kaathala, Achchamundu! Achchamundu!

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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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Ajay-Atul is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Hiphop Tamizha is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Onakka Kayyan added Hiphop Tamizha Hiphop Tamizha (pronounced Tamiḻā) is an Indian musical duo based in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The duo consists of Adhithya "Adhi"Venkatapathy and R. Jeeva.[a] Hiphop Tamizha are ...

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Amit Trivedi is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Amit Trivedi Dev.D, Udaan, No One Killed Jessica

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Vishal Bharadwaj is listed (or ranked) 36 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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Mithoon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Mithoon Lamhaa, Ek Villain, Zeher

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Ravindra Jain is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Ravindra Jain Marte Dam Tak, Jung Baaz, Gopal Krishna

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Devrath Nadaar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
hhunt added Devrath Nadaar

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Roshan is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Roshan Barsaat Ki Raat, Anokhi Raat, Bawre Nain

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S. Thaman is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
S. Thaman Thadaiyara Thaakka, Boys, Eeram

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Bharathwaj is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Bharathwaj Kaadhal Mannan, Asal, Amarkalam

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Shanthosh Narayanan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Karthikeya Rayan added Shanthosh Narayanan

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Bappi Lahiri is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Bappi Lahiri Hangover, Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam, Disco Dancer

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Salil Chowdhury is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Prasad Seshadri added Salil Chowdhury Chemmeen, Anand, Mausam

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Hemant Kumar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Prasad Seshadri added Hemant Kumar Virgin Goat

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Arjun Janya is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Cyaseema added Arjun Janya Romeo, Kempe Gowda, Rambo

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c ramchandra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Shrikant Shrotri added c ramchandra

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Anil Biswas is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Anil Biswas Tarana, Beqasoor, Journey Beyond Three Seas

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Ghulam Mohammed is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Indian Music Directors of All Time
Prasad Seshadri added Ghulam Mohammed Pakeezah, Vidya, Aan