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Amir Khusro (1254-1325) was a scholar poet and musicologist of rare talent in the court of Allauddin Khilji. He is credited with the introduction of entirely new forms and styles in Hindustani music, which are still in practice today. Amir Khusro is credited with the creation of the Hemant, Prabhat Kali and Hem Behag ragas. He is also credited with the invention of Sitar in the 13th Century AD.

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