(i) What steps did he take to save himself?

(ii) Did his plan work? How?

(i) Tansen took the following steps to save himself:

(a) He asked the king to give him time to make preparations. This he did to find a way out of the tough situation.

(b) He taught his daughter and her friend to sing Raga Megh properly as it could lead to rains and thus save Tansen’s life.

(ii) Yes, his plan worked perfectly. As expected when Tansen began to sing, the air became hot and flames shot up from nowhere and lit the lamp. Just then, the two girls started singing Raga Megh and brought down rain. In this way, Tansen’s life was saved.