The amount in the saving account was the income earned by me, when I was working in India. Also, should I declare that account through FBARS? I did not have to pay tax for that interest earned in India, as that amount was below the income tax exemption limit in India.
You are either a resident alien or on an h1b. You cannot be both. Either way, this is a question for a CPA or tax attorney.
Probably better to ask a tax attorney or accountant.