Akbar & Birbal Stories are exceptionally acclaimed and famous in India among all periods of individuals.
There was a Mogul Emperor in India, Akbar The Great (1542-1605). His full name was Jalaludden Mohammed Akbar Padshah Ghazi and he controlled India from 1560 to 1605. He himself was ignorant, yet he welcomed a few educated individuals in his court. Among these individuals, nine were exceptionally renowned and were called Nav Ratna (nine gems of the Mogul Crown) of his court. Among these nine gems, five individuals were more well known - Tansen, Todarmal, Abul Fazal, Maan Singh and Birbal.