How did Akbar meet Birbal?

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Akbar came across a young man named Mahesh Das on one of his hunting trips. In the meeting that occurred, Akbar was highly impressed with the wit of Mahesh Das. The Emperor gave Mahesh Das his ring and asked him to come and visit him in his palace any time. Later on when Mahesh Das went to meet to Akbar''s palace to meet him, he was greeted by the fort's guards. Looking at his physical condition and torn clothes, the guards did not believe him and refrained from allowing him to meet the Emperor. When Mahesh Das showed the guards the Emperor's ring, they realized that he must have come to collect some reward, and agreed to let him inside only with the condition that he would share half of the reward with them. Mahesh Das promised to do so and was given access to the court. Mahesh Das went inside to meet Akbar and showed him the ring, who immediately recognized it and immediately offered him any reward he wanted. The young man thought a while, and asked Akbar for 100 lashes of the whip. The Emperor was shocked but knew Mahesh Das by now to realize something mischievous. On probing, he found out about the guards deal with Mahesh Das, and was both amused with Mahesh Das'' wit as well as furious with the guards attitude. He immediately called to give fifty lashes of the whip for the guard and rewarded Mahesh Das by giving him a permanent place in his court along with a new title of the name Birbal. Akbar, who himself was illiterate, had great interest in interacting with learned people and told stories about Birbal. In many of these accounts, Akbar would ask Birbal a question on any matter - something philosophical, witty, bizarre, or even unusual - and Birbal would provide a funny, clever, or brilliant answer. Birbal''s collections of poetry, published under the pen name Brahma, are preserved in the Bharatpur Museum, Rajasthan, India.

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Whose court was birbal a minister in?


Is Birbal a legend?

Birbal was not a legend . He was clever and alays came up with a new solution

Akbar ne birbal ko kuch aisa likhne ko kaha jise khushi mein padho to gham ho aur gham mein padho to khushi to batao birbal ne kya likha?


Who killed birbal?

birbal died in a tragedy

What are the nine navratnas of Akbar?

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Are Akbar and Birbal stories are folktales?

Yes, Akbar and Birbal stories are considered folktales. They are a collection of traditional Indian folktales that have been passed down through generations, featuring the witty exchanges between Emperor Akbar and his advisor Birbal.

Whose court was birbal a minister in?


What is Birbal's original name?

His original name was Birbal Mahesh Das Dutt. He was later on named Raja Birbal by Akbar.

How did Akbar save Birbal's life?

Akber saved birbal's life by swiming in the water as birbal dont know how to swim .

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What was the position of Birbal in Akbar's court?

Raja Birbal was one of the trusted ministers of Akbar and also one of his Navratnas. He was famous for his intelligence. His real name was Mahesh Das. Akbar bestowed on him the title of Raja Birbal, which means 'Brave and mighty Raja'. He was also a poet and was given the title of Kavi Priya by Akbar. He joined Akbar's Din-i-Ilahi. He died in a battle against Afghans.

Who is publisher of akbar birbal stories?

The stories of Akbar and Birbal were popularized by various sources over time, but they are believed to have originated in Indian folklore and were later compiled and published by different authors and publishing houses. There is no single publisher of Akbar Birbal stories, as they have been published by many different publishers in different forms.

Who was the author of Akbar and Birbal stories?

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Why was akbar fond of his minister birbal?

He admired his quick wit and appreciated his wisdom. He was his military adviser, courtier, as well as his personal confidante. In fact, when Birbal died in a skirmish, Akbar was shocked by the death of Birbal and so didn't eat, drink, or attend court for two days

Who accepted Akbar's Din-i-Ilahi?

Birbal was the only person who died with the strong belief of Din-e-Illahi of Akbar.

To whom did Akbar give the title 'Kavi Priya'?

Akbar gave the title 'Kavi Priya' to the famous poet Tulsidas.

Is Birbal a legend?

Birbal was not a legend . He was clever and alays came up with a new solution