Tansen was born in 1506 in Gwalior. He adorned the court of Akbar and was one of navratna (nine gems). He was born in Gwalior. His father’s name was Mukund Misra, who was a poet himself. He received the education of music from the great musician Swami Haridas. He was conferred the title of Miyan by the great Akbar. With the power of music he would invocate the rain by singing ran Megh Malhar and would create fire by singing rag Deepak. He had composed many ragas such as Durbari Kanada, Miyan ki Todi and Miyan ki Sarang etc. He also wrote two books on Sangeeta Sara and Rajmala.