7. Akbar Birbal
Akbar, the emperor and Birbal, his top minister are one of the most beloved characters with adults and children alike. Many stories published by many publishing houses of India are very mirthful and gives us a glimpse of great camaraderie shared by two of them. These stories are primarily morality tales that are very useful for parents to teach their kids important values of life. These stores have largely become part of Indian folk tradition. Birbal was the most trusted advisor of the Mughal emperor Akbar. They are one of the most published characters in India and they have found their way in to modern movies and television cartoon series.