We think Tansen to be the greatest musician of India. He was the only child of Mukandan Misra and his wife. They were the residents of Behat near Gwalior. Tansen was a naughty and mischievous child and scared visitors in a forest when they were passing through the forest. Swami Haridas a great saint told his father that Tansen could be a good singer. Tansen lived with Haridas for eleven years. He became a great singer. He married Hussaini and had five children. Tansen became famous and his glory spread far and wide. He sang before Akbar who was impressed with him. He went to Akbar’s court in 1556. He became Akbar’s favourite.