Which in the following is a stringed instrument ?

Which in the following is a stringed instrument ?
(1) Mridangam 
(2) Tabla
(3) Shehnai 
(4) Santoor

Answer: (4) Santoor
The Indian Santoor is an ancient string musical instrument native to Jammu and Kashmir, with origins
in Persia. A primitive ancestor of this type of instruments was invented in Mesopotamia (1600-911 BC). The Santoor is a trapezoid-shaped hammered dulcimer often made of walnut, with seventy two strings. The special-shaped mallets (mezrab) are lightweight and are held between the index and middle fingers. A typical Santoor has two sets of bridges, providing a range of three octaves.

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