Do the polls conducted to name the all time greats have any meaning at all? As per a poll Shanker-Jaikishen is placed below at 16 th place to 11th of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and S.D Burman at the 19th place.
When a poll is conducted to know the current popularity of musician or actor or players etc belonging to different genre in a casual or non professionals manner, it is bound to throw up such weird results. The result would be quite different if the questioner had been designed by a professional who uses psychological and statistical analysis tools to give proper weightage to arrive at the final result. If the result are arrived at by just arithmetic totaling of the answers and target group is not balanced then the poll results should not be taken seriously.