Question

The medieval Indian Muslim poet, historian, and musician who called himself ' a parrot of India' was _______.

A

Mulla Daud

B

Malik Muhammad Jayasi

C

Tansen

D

Amir Khusrau

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Solution

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Amir Khusrau

Amir Khusrau (1253-1325), the great poet, musician and disciple of Shaikh Nizamuddin Auliya, gave a unique form to the Chishti sama‘ by introducing the qaul (Arabic word meaning “saying”), a hymn sung at the opening or closing of qawwali. He often called himself a 'Parrot of India.

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