Of all the preachers of the cult of Bhakti the contribution of Kabir and Nanak was the most significant. Their emphasis on simple living and absence rituals made strong appeal to the artisans and the cultivators who were their followers. Kabir, born in 1440 AD. Was brought up by his foster-father who was Muslim weaver. Kabir used to say that since human beings are the creation of God, all are equal to Him. The distinction between man and man on the basis of caste and religion is, therefore, artificial and meaningless. To him Allah and Rama are but different names this is how Kabir sought to bridge the gulf between the Hindus the Muslims.