Famous musicians once gathered at Akbar's court for a competition.
The one who could capture a bull's interest was to be declared the winner.
One by one, they played the most heavenly music but the bull paid no attention. Then Birbal took the stage.
His music sounded like the droning of mosquitoes and the mooing of cows.
But to everyone's amazement the bull suddenly became alert and began to move in a lively manner.
Akbar declared Birbal the winner.