Indian musicians born in 1931

Here are 13 famous musicians from India were born in 1931:

O. N. V. Kurup

O. N. V. Kurup (May 27, 1931 Chavara-) also known as Ottaplavil Neelakandan Velu Kurup, O N V Kurup, ഒറ്റപ്ലാക്കല്‍ നമ്പിയാടിക്കൽ വേലു കുറുപ്പ്, O. N. V., O.N.V. Kurup or Ottaplakkal Nambiyadikkal Velu Kurup is an Indian writer, poet, teacher, lyricist and actor. He has two children, Mayadevi Kurup and Rajeevan Kurup.

His discography includes: Rajashilpi.

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Bahadur Khan

Bahadur Khan (January 19, 1931 Shibpur-October 3, 1989 Kolkata) also known as Ustad Bahadur Khan, Ostad Bahadur Khan or Bahadur Hossain Khan was an Indian film score composer. His children are Kirit Khan and Bidyut Khan.

Bahadur Khan was born in Shibpur, West Bengal, India, into a family of musicians. He received his early training in music from his father, Ustad Ayet Ali Khan, and later went on to learn from other prominent musicians such as Ustad Hafiz Ali Khan and Ustad Vilayat Khan.

Bahadur Khan became known for his proficiency in playing the sarod, a stringed instrument traditionally used in Indian classical music. He started his career as a musician performing live concerts and later went on to compose music for films. He worked on several successful films including Bandhan (1940), Jwar Bhata (1944), and Anupama (1966).

In addition to his work in films, Bahadur Khan also performed in various music festivals around the world and was highly regarded for his unique style of playing the sarod. He was a recipient of several awards and honours, including the Padma Shri in 1971 for his contributions to Indian classical music.

Bahadur Khan passed away in Kolkata in 1989, leaving behind a legacy as one of the leading sarod players and film score composers of his time.

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M. S. Gopalakrishnan

M. S. Gopalakrishnan (June 10, 1931 India-January 3, 2013) also known as M.S.Gopalakrishnan was an Indian violinist.

Related albums: Masterworks From the NCPA Archives, Violin Melody, Master Piece and Live in Sydney.

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Manohari Singh

Manohari Singh (March 8, 1931 Kolkata-July 13, 2010 Mumbai) also known as Manohari Babloo, Basu-Manohari, Manhori, Basu Manohari, Manohari, Manohri, Manori, Monohari, Manohar Singh or Manohri Singh was an Indian film score composer.

His discography includes: Instrumental Saxophone.

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Abdul Alim

Abdul Alim (July 27, 1931 India-September 5, 1974) was an Indian , .

singer, composer and one of the most famous folk musicians in Bangladesh. He is best known for his rich and soulful voice, as well as his contributions to the Bengali folk music genre. Abdul Alim was born in Murshidabad, West Bengal, India in 1931. He started his musical career as a radio artist in Kolkata, India, and later moved to East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) in 1948. He quickly gained popularity in the country and became a household name in the 1960s and 1970s due to his contributions to Bengali folk music. Alim composed and performed songs that highlighted the struggles and aspirations of the common people, which made him a voice for the masses. Some of his most popular songs include "Amay Bhashaili Rey," "Amar Pujar Phool," and "Ek Gochha Rajanigandha." His music is still beloved by millions of people in Bangladesh and beyond, decades after his passing in 1974.

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Sri Chinmoy

Sri Chinmoy (August 27, 1931 Chittagong District-October 11, 2007 Jamaica) also known as Sri Chinmov, Chinmoy Kumar Ghose or Sri Chinmoy Kumar Ghose was an Indian spiritual leader, author, athlete, artist, poet, musician, visual artist and music artist.

Discography: Songs Heavenly - Shindhu.

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Nikhil Banerjee

Nikhil Banerjee (October 14, 1931 Kolkata-January 27, 1986) also known as Banerjee, Nikhil was an Indian composer.

His discography includes: The Legend Lives On, Sitar Recital, Classical Instrumental Sitar, Fond Memories Vol. 3, Afternoon Ragas, Pandit, Pandit - Raga Manomanjari, Signature Series Vol 4, Pandit Nikhil Banerjee and . Genres: Hindustani classical music.

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Meena Khadikar

Meena Khadikar (September 7, 1931 Mumbai-) also known as मीना खडीकर, Meena Mangeshker, Meena Khadikar or Meena Mangeshkar is an Indian singer and playback singer.

Genres related to her: Indian classical music and Folk music.

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Vaali (October 29, 1931 Srirangam-July 18, 2013 Chennai) also known as T. S. Rangarajan or Valli was an Indian actor, writer, screenwriter, poet and lyricist.

Vaali started his career as a poet in the Tamil film industry and later went on to become one of the most prominent lyricists in Tamil Nadu, India. He wrote over 10,000 lyrics for more than 2,000 films in a career spanning over five decades. His notable works include songs in films such as "Mouna Ragam", "Gentleman", and "Roja".

Apart from his successful career in the film industry, Vaali was also an accomplished writer and poet. He has authored several books, including a collection of short stories titled "Vaaliyin Kavithaigal" and a poetry anthology called "Neruppu Koothadikku". He was also a recipient of several awards for his contributions to the field of Tamil literature, including the Kalaimamani Award and the Sahitya Akademi Award.

Vaali passed away in Chennai on July 18, 2013, at the age of 81, leaving behind a rich legacy in the Indian film industry and Tamil literature.

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Kurien Kunnumpuram

Kurien Kunnumpuram (July 8, 1931-) is an Indian , .

Kurien Kunnumpuram is an Indian economist, author, and former member of the Indian Parliament. He was born on July 8, 1931, in Kerala, India. He completed his Master's degree in Economics from the University of Kerala and later obtained his PhD from the University of Notre Dame in the USA.

Kurien Kunnumpuram is known for his extensive work in the field of economics, particularly in the areas of labour and employment. He has authored several books and research papers on these topics, including "Labour and Development in Rural Kerala" and "Employment, Poverty, and Economic Development in India".

In addition to his academic contributions, Kurien Kunnumpuram has also held several important positions in public service. He was a member of the Indian Parliament from 1980 to 1984 and served as the chairman of the Kerala State Planning Board from 2001 to 2006. He has also been associated with various social and political organizations, including the Indian National Congress and the United Nations Development Programme.

Throughout his career, Kurien Kunnumpuram has received numerous accolades for his work, including the Padma Shri award from the Government of India in 2002 for his contributions to literature and education. Today, he continues to be actively involved in academic and social work, and remains a respected figure in the field of economics in India.

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Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan

Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan (March 3, 1931-) also known as Khan, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa or Ghulam Mustafa Khan is an Indian singer and playback singer.

His albums include Timeless and . Genres: Hindustani classical music.

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Sandhya Mukhopadhyay

Sandhya Mukhopadhyay (October 4, 1931 Kolkata-) also known as Sandhya Mukherjee is an Indian singer, composer, musician and playback singer.

She started her career in the music industry in the 1950s and went on to become a prominent singer in the Bengali music industry. She has sung in several genres including Rabindra Sangeet, modern Bengali songs, and film music. Sandhya Mukhopadhyay has won several awards for her contribution to Bengali music, including the Padma Shri in 1989 and the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2020. She has recorded over 1,000 songs and has worked with several notable music composers like Hemanta Mukherjee and Salil Chowdhury. Sandhya Mukhopadhyay is considered one of the pioneers of modern Bengali music and has inspired generations of musicians and singers.

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Kishori Amonkar

Kishori Amonkar (April 10, 1931 Mumbai-) is an Indian singer and film score composer. She has two children, Nihar Amonkar and Bibhas Amonkar.

Her most important albums: Basant Bahar, Volume 1, Bhaktimala - Shri Vishnu Sahasranamavali v.1, Bismillah Khan, Classical Encounters, Ghat Ghat Mein Pahchi Bolta, Great Jugalbandis, Maestro's Choice - Series One, Malhar Malika, Raga Hansdhwani and Ragas Lalit and Sindhi Bhairavi (disc 2). Genres she performed include Thumri and Hindustani classical music.

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