Top Ten Best Indian Singers

Best singers of all time world have ever produced by the originator of Music yes who else INDIA....

The Top Ten

1 Mohammad Rafi Mohammad Rafi Mohammed Rafi was an Indian playback singer and one of the most popular singers of the Hindi film industry.

The most versatile singer India has ever produced, sang each song with such distinction, that left the listeners spellbound. The effortless transition across the entire range without any strand of strain, flawless emoting made him the king of playback singing... No doubt his humility, unassuming attitude, soft spoken nature, and reverence for mankind produced such a voice which came direct from heart... It's true that music is about emotion and not only technicalities, and he was master of both

Rafisaab has song all types of music soft, loud, happy, sad. He is total of Lata Asha Gitadutta and all other female singer = Mohd. Rafi.
He bust the carrier of Rajendrakumar, Dilipkumar, Shammikapoor, Dharemendra, Jitendra and many more. He was very polite and soft spiking man but when he sing songs like Dil Ke zarokhe (Brahmachari) you can not immage that this song is sang by Rafisaab. He has visited border at the time of India Pakistan war to bust the morale of our army, hence Pakistan Govt. Has censor his song for some time. Even though there are huge fan in Pakistan.


One of the best singer in whole world. - FAIZIE

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2 Lata Mangeshkar Lata Mangeshkar Lata Mangeshkar is an Indian playback singer and music director. She is one of the best-known and most respected playback singers in India.

She is the one of the greatest singer in Indian history - mailingvickey


Best singer in the whole world

Lata is THE most melodious singer India has ever produced. Rafi's voice may be more smooth, BUT, Lata is more melodious than Rafi. She sang many song with Rafi Saab and she has not only matched her voice with Rafi bit by bit sur by sur chord by chord but better than Rafi. When Lata Ji sings, it looks as if Maa Saraswati is singing herself. Her voice is not from this world but from other world...One can easily meditate with her singing.

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3 Sonu Nigam Sonu Nigam Sonu Nigam is an Indian playback singer, live performer, host and actor. He sings in Hindi and Kannada language films.

most versatile singer possessing a delicious voice, he sings with 0 error

He is the best singer ever. No can beat him as he is such a singer who can sing any type of music from devotional to remix perfectly.

All the great songs like chiggy wiggy and greatest hits of 21st century are of him!

The God of singing...
Who sing every thing cleanly..

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4 Kishore Kumar Kishore Kumar Kishore Kumar was an Indian film playback singer, actor, lyricist, composer, producer, director, and screenwriter. He is considered one of the most successful playback singers of the Hindi film industry.

Most talented Singer. A versatile legend... Yodelling God in India new commers are still tracing his path.

Kishore kumar has a very pleasant voice that touches directly to heart within no time as his voice finds her path in the ear.

Any kind of song he is able to sing... - praveentopten

Kishore kumar all rounder he sing any things

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5 Shreya Ghoshal Shreya Ghoshal Shreya Ghoshal is an Indian playback singer. She has received twelve National Film Awards, twenty Filmfare Awards and eight Filmfare Awards South to date.

Good looking...
Best singer in the world...
You are beyond my thoughts..
Just superb...
Great work...
"'m a big big big big big big
Fan of you...
You are the most likeable person
After my parents, friends and vijay...
Nice going keep it up...
LOTS OF love...

Sreya Ghoshal is the best among the play back singers. One reason is that she almost won 4 National awards and different state awards and film fare awards within this shortest span of time.

She is versatile. Her rendition of romantic, soft numbers are flawless.

Shreya goshal is my favourite singer becouse a lot of reasons. now I share few reasons for my friends i...1 - beatiful voice clearness 2 she sing many languages such as hindi malayalam marati assami nepali tulu kannada tanil telungu bojpuri etc....

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6 Udit Narayan

Udat is very very good singer. His voice is better than kumar sanu. Very memorial voice

because of best voice and singing style anyway keep this on top according to my suggestion

This man has undoubtedly most fresh, young, clear and original voice. Suppose to be in top 5 along with another melody SP Bala.

I am big fan of Udit narayan sir. His voice is soft, melodious, romantic. He is best singer in the world

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7 Asha Bhosle

Amazing voice. I like her and wish her all kinds of prosperity.

Asha Bhosle if not number 1 must be no 2 no one is near Great Asha ji. Superb voice. Love so so much...

She is the most versatile singer. She has been on the shadow of Lata Mangeshkar since from the begining. She can sing Lataji's type of song but Lataji can't sing her type of song.

I am a music academy director from India and never was impressed by anyone. Asha Bhosle is the world's best singer and whatever she sings is honest and comes from her heart.

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8 Kumar Sanu

Best singer ever step into bollywood. He is unbeatable even Kishore can't reach him. Simply no1...

I have not any word for kumar because my heart is good feel when I play kumar's songs. He has a amazing voice and it is god gift for kumar. When I take mobile then first I choose to listen kumar's song

He is the best of all, I like all his song :just a great fan of him, I want him to sing more. He is the singer for every mood.

Kumar Sanu is best

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9 Alka Yagnik Alka Yagnik

I Just Love Your Voice Alka Jee...

Alka Yagnik is one of the most versatile singers in Indian History. From item nos. Like Choli ke Peeche, Ek do Teen, Chamma Chamma, etc to soft romantic nos. Like Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Bahon ke Darmiyan, Aye Ho Meri Zindagi mein, etc she's done it all!

Alkaji is a gem to all the Bollywood listeners. All her songs sung by her from the 80s to date are just amazing. On top of it, an amazing voice quality. Simply unique and superb!

Good singer

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10 Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan

I Think what rahat fateh ali khan is doing here he should be definitely in top 2 I love his songs to much, I think only atif is placed here in a good position no2 he should be number 1 also but that's okk.

I think that rahat is a soul of ustad nusrat fateh ali khan. His voice very sweet. I love all of his songs very much.

He have to be fist even sonu nigam know. Best singer of all time, Melody, jazz, pop everyting. Vote Please

Love him

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The Contenders

11 Krishnakumar Kunnath

he is our kk my frnd... a superb singer and performer too... he is the hearthrob of all... super voice can make any genre of song a superhit... he dnt lyk publicity... he dedicates all his tym to his music and family... datz kk-most versatile singer at present

Kk is very talented singer of India and I want that kk will become top singer of the world

I would listen to anything kk sings honestly... Sensational... That's what the man is

He is best as compare other singer because he never undergone any formal training in singing and still sung many hits he is very versatile and soulful singer, even many big singers are the fan of KK.

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12 Manna Dey

He can sing any song on earth. A perfectionist, he can make any song look easy. Has sang in many languages including bengali, hindi, marathi, bhojpuri, tamil, telugu, gujrati, konkani etc etc.

Man they is the strongest singer...

Best singer after rafi Saab but unfortunately never get opportunity to prove his potential

He should be at no 2 or 3 after me. Rafi

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13 S. P. Balasubramaniam

SPB was awarded National Award for singing 6 times closely following K.J. Yesudas sir. I think KJY sir and SPB should be 1st and 2nd in this list...

His voice touch every part of the soul, each cell in the body. He is the only singer who made me cry. He is a legend. No one can sing like him. He can sing all types of song folk, melody, fast beat, etc. I like when he smiles at certain words. He is the person who have a good pronunciation.

He is only one singer in the world who can sing any kind of songs in a great soul. Un-comparable. He is just only one singer and no body is as equal to him. Specially his voice can mold in any pitch and words pronunciation is very well. All in one. Different style of singing. Most genius, because he will sing according to the situation of the story with great feeling. He will sing the songs by understanding of the writer version and their thought. While singing all these aspects will be in his songs. That's why he different from other singers. No body can sing a song mixing all these qualities while singing. He is only one the best singer in the world. While singing, the situation or scene of the cinema, we can imagine with his singing without seeing the film. In some times, the actors may also do proper justice in their action in the songs by under standing the writers feelings and singer's feelings.

SPB should top this list

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14 Mukesh

I am shoked! Unbelievable! Mukesh should be on rank 1.
He is the king of indian cinema and most famous for his classical songs of every kind. No doubt there is a mistake in the top 10 singers list. Every list of singers should be started with Mukesh and all singers must come after him in any list of In dian singers. I request to everyone please give the suitable place to Mukeshji in the rank list.

Can't believe Mukesh sahab is at 39, something seriously wrong with the ranking system. For me he lies in top 5 of all time.

I do agree 100% with you brother. Mukeshji should be in the top as he was much senior than Rafi, Talat and Kishore. After pehli nazar in 1945 he was the master of all the singers, that is why he won the best male playback singer award for the first time and later on he received the same prizes for many times. This is completely injustice to list him at the bottom.


Rafi is zero in front of mukesh ji. Mukesh ji should be at number 1.

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15 Sunidhi Chauhan Sunidhi Chauhan Sunidhi Chauhan is an Indian playback singer. Born in Delhi, she began performing in local gatherings at the age of four and made her career debut at the age of 13, with the film Shastra.

The best female singer of this generation! She is so versatile and her voice is unbreakable! She is a really sweet person, too! She deserves to be number 1!

Sunidhi chauhan is best singer she sing fast songs and slow songs and she is best stage show she is only rock star in India

Every singer sings good, that is why they are singers. Sunidhi chauhan sings very pretty...


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16 Bhimsen Joshi

Could there be any other name eligible to put beside his name? Most of the singers listed here is not close to him even in dreams. It's a real shame to see the tiny percentage of votes he received here. India need to wake up from deep slumber and recognize its invaluable assets in the form of music that has been gifted by GOD himself.

I can't believe such type of wrong voting system, in fact bhimsen joshi is the god of singing

The greatest singers on this planet are Bhimsen Joshi, Dr. Balamurli Krishna and M S Subbulakshmi, Kishori Amonkar. No singers in this world will come even 1% close to matching these singers.

No comparison with him, he was great classical singer.

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17 K.S. Chithra K.S. Chithra Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra, often credited as K. S. Chithra or simply Chithra, is an Indian playback singer from Kerala. Chithra also sings Indian classical, devotional, and popular music.

She is best singer in the world not only India, wonderful singer in the world
Melody queen of music

She is the greast singer. Only Yesudas Above her

Great singer in India. Best among the singers in her regime. Voice Quality and singing the song in any language with utmost dedication. Greatest singer to get 6 national awards.

She is the most talented and versatile singer in world wide.I ever felt she is the incarnation of God Saraswati. She is the miracle of God only happens in 100 or 200 years. Very humble and noble person. I love her from my bottom of my heart ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŒนโค๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ Love Chithra chechy

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18 Bhupen Hazarika Bhupen Hazarika Bhupen Hazarika was an Indian playback singer, lyricist, musician, singer, poet and film-maker from Assam, widely known as Sudhakantha.

He touched the sky keeping his leg in the soil of Assam.

There is no comparison when it comes to the bard of Brahmaputra. The last balladeer India ever had. A composer, poet and singer he is the true representative of the culture of Assam, from Goalpara to Sibsagar. His legendary songs would forever echo in our mind.

He was a legend. He sang for the humanity. He is undoubtedly India's best singer.

He deserve "BHARAT RATNA"

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19 Himesh Reshammiya

Himesh is the best singer and music director...
Please vote him and make him number 1 in the list...
We love you himesh reshammiya..
Song, sung by himesh are very very good.
Please listen his song and then..

He is a brilliant singer... His all songs are super duper hits... Please listen his aashiq banaya aapne, jhalak dhiklaja and many more super hits..

Himesh has a unique voice, and he has amazing taken, he is a singer as well as he is A music director with over 500 hits in a single year! He is also an actor, ! He deserve top ten!

He is a legend

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20 Mohit Chauhan

Very great singer and I just want to say that he is brilliant singer and very nice voice one day he will beat sonu nigam...

Mohit Chauhan is the best Hindi singer... I can't belive he is at no. 31, Please DELETE 3 From 31 and leave 1 so He'll be no. ONE

I love his voice. He has a fresh voice, truly you are a rockstar


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21 A. R. Rahman A. R. Rahman Allah-Rakha Rahman, is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician and philanthropist.

This is best in the world

I don't have any word to explain... Just hatt off for rehman sir

He has include not in Singers List.
But in Best Music Directors forever List of India...
Proud him as he is a Tamilian...

number 1

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22 Papon Papon Angarag Mahanta, known by his stagename Papon, is an Indian singer, composer and record producer from Assam.

One of the best folk singer from the current generation. He has got a different haunting voice full of bass.

The folkstar our pride papon the that's it...

The huskyness in his voice says it all...

Mind blowing singer

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23 Babul Supriyo

Very good singer&has best vocal quality

His voice very sweet...

Very tallented singer

24 S. Janaki

She is the voice of honour and made listeners to have tears on the eyes... She has the extra talent to sing like a child, an old-aged woman or like a man... Her expressions in the item songs were outstanding. She alone can sing any kind of song... - stars001

S Janaki is the most versatile singer in India... She can sing very high ranges that others cannot touch... Her voice quality and clarity is amazing... Her voice suits any kind of songs but normally some singers could sing or could be expert in some zone of songs while less expertised in other zones, but S Janaki is the expert in all zones with amazing talent and voice texture... Whatever we praised her is not enough, her fame should be far beyond the skies, it is infinite.

She is a legendary singer of India. The expression which she gave when singing was very much touchable to our heart and which will cure our pain... - stars001

She is the only singer who can sing any type of song with100% effort, either it is at high pitch or at low pitch

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25 Geeta Dutt

Your future is good.

Finest exponent of putting feelings in the song to the extreme.

She was a great singer of her time and has sung unforgettable songs not only in Hindi but in gujarati

Her song in Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam is one for the ages... waqt ne...
Her tragic life restricted her upward path to exceed Lataji.

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26 Ghantasala

Ghantasala is the greatest of all the playback singers of india, ever born. He ruled a film industry for 3 decades without any competition due to his sheer versatile talent. Was a accomplished carnatic musician, accomplished music director as well as versatile playback singer gifted a with a majestic melodious voice and range. The only singer in the country who ruled a industry for continuous 3 decades without any competition until his death and whose numerous statutes have been installed in the country. All of his songs composed and sung by him are major hits. Won the best singer award in his industry for his entire career every year. No other cine singer in the country has that achievement. The mellifluous melodious voice of ghantasala continues to sway millions. - sangeet

No Words write. He is Ultimate Without any Competition. Because he the person who has the base voice which no one has.

Ghantasala is wonderful singer, almost his all songs are extraordinary, he has done so many miracles with his voice. He is a boon for music lovers, And he is guide for the up coming singers.

Best singer in South

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27 Jagjit Singh

Jagjit singh is really great man in history. He just sung "tum ko dekha to ye khayalaaya". This sung is became my favorite song when I saw or heard this song. I love this singer.

He has a great voice. I like his song 'HONTHO SE CHOON LO' very much. He is really a genius. He is my favorite singer.

Jagjit Singh is the greatest singer of all time... Every cannot understand his songs, but every single one do like his songs... His song "wo kagaz ki kashti", "ek pyaar ka nagma the" and other Bengali songs will always touch peoples heart... He must be respected more...

Best singer

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28 Shantanu Mukherjee (Shaan)

He should be above kumar sanu and atif aslam. He is one of the best.

Shaan is the best singer and a versatile singer, with a very beautiful personality.

His voice such a great. Interesting and doing free for mind

He is awesome

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29 Talat Mahmood

He is definitely the best singer. No one can match his voice range nor sing like him. He sang effortlessly. He could sing at the toughest range of voice without losing melodious tone.

His silky voice was so good.

Talat m is good singer

Owsm singer

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30 Sukhwinder Singh

A very good singer along with a very good human being

Best among all Singh Singers.

He is a very good singer. his voice is very sweet. I like his movies also. my favorite movie is jatt & juliet.

Sukhwinder paji you r too good l love you

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31 Hemlata

Hemlata is far better than most of the female singers mentioned above!

I like your song... Ankhiyo k jharokho se... The best song... Love you...

Hemlata ji, Your velvety voice is extra ordinary beautiful, but we have not seen you in any Bollywood fun fare / awards or any other place. where are you. please participate if you feel convenient, we all Pakistani like you very much and wanted to hear your voice again like Ankyio k jharokho se. Thanks and best regards. Ghulam Mujtaba from Mohammad Rafi Lahore Chapter. ""

32 Babbu Maan

Babbu Maan Is Best Indian Singer...

number 1 Punjabi Singer

Babbu maan is very good singer for sad songs

Babbu maan is best. He writes his own lyrics. He is the only singer who takes stand for the truth. He has the guts to speak truth.

Babbu maan fans make his tatto.. even bollywood superstars fan not made their tattoos... I love you babbu maan he is king of music he break world record 1.5 millon peopel in live show ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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33 Kavita Krishnamurthy Kavita Krishnamurthy

Kavita is one of the most famous Indian film playback singers. She is classically trained and has sung a wide range of classical-based songs. Inher career, she has worked with a variety of music composers, She is also the recipient of four Filmfare Best Female Playback Awards, including 3 consecutive awards in the period 1994-1996 and the prestigious Padmashri which she received in 2006

She is the best among others

Shes the best musician


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34 T. M. Soundarajan

T.M.S. is the most versatile singer, he can be compared only to Great Mohd. Rafi. Mr. Mohd. Rafi himself appreciated the depth voice of Great T.M. soundarajan

M H Parameshwara (Shiva), Delhi

He got a majestic voice that can't be compared with anyone. I think if he had sung few Hindi numbers definitely he would have been voted to number 1 position.

He was a versatile singer. He sang for various Tamil heros and those days the songs could be identified with the singer. Did not get the recognition he richly deserved

Please remove T.M.Soundarajan from this list.

He deserves more respect..

He is the only emperor and no one close to him.

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35 Shankar Mahadevan

He is one of the best singers ever and ever. His way of singing inspires every one. He is the best for his breathless song. Sir you are an ultimate singer.

I like him very much
His voice is very nice & energetic

Really very very soothing, polished voice.

He is number 1! no boubt

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36 Suresh Wadkar

I really shock to see sureshji on this rank. He is most talented singer in Indian singers. God is given amazing gift to him, superb sweet voice & from my side he is perfect singer.. I request to people please vote for him.

No other singer asa perfect as he is

I like suresh wadkar voice

People are mad, they don't know whom to vote! He is a legend and always b a legend and am so proud to be his disciple forever and uh Sureshji ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ"ฅ๐Ÿ’œ

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37 Suman Kalyanpur

This woman she had the most amazing voice, I couldn't, t tell between her and Lara

Brilliant singer Suman kalyanpur one of the best singer, lots of people got confused same voice of Lata, she is comparable of Lata no doubts about that. She sang brilliantly with rafisaab as well other singers. We love you Suman the the legend.

She sang many Hindi songs. She could not create her own identity because her voice resembled Lataji's voice.

38 Abhijeet Bhattacharya

Abhijeet is the best singer. I like his voice.

How can Abhijeet Bhattacharya On 37th. He should be top of Atif Aslam. He is having most soft voice.

He have a power to chase super hero singers of bollywood like, kishore kumar, kumar sanu. Uditji. Shaan & sonu nigam

Absolutely great voice quality and expressions.

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39 Kunal Ganjawala

He has the most attractive voice amongst all the singers! I love it!

One of the best voices

Hi is one of the best playback singer,

All the best

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40 Noorjahan

Best female singer of all time, forever

Yes Noor Jahan is one of the gems of subcontinental music. She is way greater than the singers of her era and also the singers of today.

He is definitely the best singer. No one can match his voice range nor sing like him. He sang effortlessly. He could sing at the toughest range of voice without losing melodious tone.

Majestic melody at its best. The queen of melody, you couldn't walk away from her songs. a gift of God to Indian subcontinent.

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41 Bade Ghulam Ali Khan

He is definitely the best singer. No one can match his voice range nor sing like him. He sang effortlessly. He could sing at the toughest range of voice without losing melodious tone.

One of the best gajal singer. Beautiful voice.

42 Ankit Tiwari

Ankit tiwari I love your voice. you should be at 11position

Good singer who have sweet and soft voice..
BUt why others can't vote to him... I don't know... whatever, from my point of view he very good singer...

Ankit tiwari best singer in the world that my best singer

Love songs are beautiful

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43 Mika Singh

Sounds like a dog

Sorry I am busy


Indian pop start

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44 Anwesha Datta Gupta

Perfectionist, dedicated singer... Whether classical or western her voice is pitch perfect. The texture of he voice is still on the go, but pretty much on par with many great singers of the country at such a small age.

Very soon she is going to overtake legends like Alka Yagnik, Shreya Ghoshal & Lata Mangheshkar. She is a mind blowing voice. She is so young & now just starting her career. So she is not so popular. But just wait. Soon she is going to occupy the number 1 position.

She is really talented classical singer and has proved her talent in every competition being judges favorite. Her voice quality adds sweetness to any song. Her Ishq mein ruswa song is awesome and its sure she'll be in number 1 soon

You are a very good singer

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45 Silambarasan Rajendar

He may not be a great singer.. But sings very colloquially which has a great appeal

SimBu Is FAmous of #LoVE AnThEAM...

I <3 THIS Song

Because I Am SiMbU VEriYn

46 Kundan Lal Saigal

K L Saigal is one of the pioneer play back singers who laid down the foundation of film music in Hindi, Punjabi and Bangla, mostly with a classical base, whose is remembered even by The Goddess of Hindi film Music with lot of reverence. Nothing more needs to be mentioned about this GREATEST SINGER OF ALL TIMES. TO date most of the times, the "bhoole bisre geet" plays his song at the end.

He was un parallel. If he is the banyan tree, others are simply a bamboo stick. Present generation hardly has any knowledge of this man. The most beloved and admirabe singer of all times.

No doubt, he is the greatest Indian singer ever. At the same time he is best ghazal singer of all time.

Old is gold

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47 P. Susheela

She had sung many songs for sounth India. She has very melodious voice which mad the listeners to keep silence... - stars001

Greatest female singer, She is so high, no way comparable with any other signer, her high sacred voice makes all mythological songs glow forever and other songs glitter with melodious fragrance

Hear one song of her... And you will become her fan...

The Great Singer

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48 Hemanta Kumar Mukhopadhyay

An amazing voice. The pronunciation is crystal clear and throw of words is flawless.

A voice gifted by God. Soft melodious rendering songs. One of the greatest singers from 1937 till death

A down memory lane. Whenever I listen to his voice I move, I lost myself in a mystic land of music

Greatest and matchless

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49 Adnan Sami


What to say of him everyone knows his voice is having a great magic. No one can sing like him. His voice gives a great relaxation and soothes the mind.

I like your voice

Excellent singer dil tak awaj pahuchti h

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50 Swarnalatha

She is the only Indian singer having a unique voice in industry.
Her way of singing itself differs from others and it was pleasant to hear
If you hear some of her songs like porale ponnuthayi, hai rama yeh kya hua
You will become one of the fan of her - guhan

Only singer who has got unique voice...
Her voice perfectly suites to sing a song which shares feeling of sorrow...
Really world s missing a legend

Unique voice.. From all females.. Her voice resembles a sharpness of a sword.. Deals classical very fantastic way... Beauty is her voice..

MY very very favarote singer for swarnalatha she voice is not compared any one amazing voice.

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