The Mughal ruler Akbar, despite his illiteracy, was a great lover of the artists and intellectuals. His passion for knowledge and interest in learning from great minds attracted him to men of genius to his court, known as the nine courtiers of Emperor Akbar or Navratnas:

Birbal
Faizi
Todar Mal
Raja Man Singh
Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana
Fakir Aziao-Din
Tansen
Mulla Do-Piyaza
Abu’l-Fazl ibn Mubarak

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Navaratnas