A gifted musician, philosopher, linguist, warrior and a nobleman in the court of Alauddin Khilji
, Amir Khusro (1253-1325) is considered to be the Father of North Indian Classical Music. He is said to have created raga
s such as Yaman, Todi, Hemant, Prabhat Kali, Hem Behag; musical instruments such as Sitar
; genres such as
. His tomb is next to that of his spiritual master, Hazrat Nizamuddin at South Delhi District
colony. On every Vasant Panchami
Day, a concert is organized at Amir Khusro's tomb where renowned musicians perform compositions penned by Khusro.