Faqirullah then mentioned Saras-Bin Khan
, son and grandson
who had served under Jahangir and Akbar. His mastery of the bin
his talent made him one of Aurangazeb’s favourite musicians.
Another bin player
, Mohammed Khan
, was conferred the title of Ras-Bin
(literally the "flavour" of the bin
) by the emperor for the refinement and subtlety of his playing.
, who was one of the most influential musicians of the 18th century, had a
brilliant career as singer-composer and binkar
under the aegis of the Emperor Muhammad
Shah (reign: 1719-1748). He wrote myriad compositions under the pen name of Sadarang
compositions that are performed even today in this day and age in the