STORIES OF AKBAR AND BIRBAL-EDITED BY:-Khagendra Bhurtel—mail--- firstname.lastname@example.org
along with his entire army perished. Birbal fought with bravery and lost his life in theservice of Akbar on 16 Feb 1583.When Akbar heard the death of his dear friend he was profoundly shocked and did not eat food or water nor attended his court for two full days. It is very notable that this wasone of the only 5 times that Akbar did not attend his royal court during his reign. Akabar's genuine love and friendship for Birbal is attested by two incidents. Akbar wasvery fond of chowgan (modern day polo). During one such game, Birbal fell off his horseand was knocked unconscious. Akbar got down from his own horse and personally brought Birbal back to consciousness. Another time, when Akbar was watching the fight between two wild elephants, one of theelephants went to attack a servant standing nearby. Halfway, the elephant changed hismind and ran after Birbal. He was about to strike Birbal when Akbar with the intention of saving his friend brought his own horse between the elephant and Birbal. The spectatorswere aghast and a cry went into the air. The elephant stood still overcome by themajestic courage. Akbar's uncommon venture was a great feat and there could be nogreater test of his sincerity, love and friendship for Birbal.
Shown below is a list of Birbal's Stories:1. Akbar’s Meeting with Birbal
Akbar loved hunting and used to escape to go for hunting even fromhis studies. Well, later he became a better rider and hunter than any one of his courtiers. One day when Akbar went for hunting, he and hissome of the courtiers went so fast that they left the others behind. Asthe evening fell, everybody got very hungry and thirsty, they foundthat they had lost their way and now did not know where to go. At last they came to a junction of three roads. King was very happy tosee the roads that now he could go reach his capital through one of these roads, but which road was to go to his capital - Agra. They wereall thinking about it and could not decide it. In the mean time they saw a young boy coming along one road. The boy was summoned and Akbar asked him, "Hey young boy! Which road goes to Agra?" The