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Akbar was one of the most powerful emperors in history. He was a member of the Mughal Dynasty. From 1556 until 1605, he ruled over the majority of the Indian subcontinent, extending Mughal supremacy. Abul Fazl, Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana, Birbal, Mulla Do-Piyaza, Faizi, Raja Man Singh, Raja Todar Mal, Faqir Azio Din, and Tansen were among the nine precious gems in Akbar’s court. The following chapter is a playful excerpt from Akbar’s court, chronicling one of Birbal’s countless clever and witty episodes.
Akbar’s Riddle And Birbal’s Wit
Akbar appreciated the fine arts, literature, science, and music. He was wandering around his huge garden one morning. His garden was brimming with beautiful and delicious fruits. In his garden, he also had a variety of flowers. On his walk around, he was accompanied by Birbal. Birbal became aware that the emperor was not mentally at ease. He wanted to know what was bothering Akbar since he usually loves and appreciates what he sees until he isn’t at ease.
Birbal’s inquiry is answered by Akbar. He admits that his mind is disturbed by a riddle, an idle notion that has become a source of concern for him. Birbal inquires about Akbar’s worry, to which Akbar says that he is wondering about the world’s fastest object. Birbal made the decision to gather all of the courtiers and discover a solution to Akbar’s concern. If they couldn’t come up with an explanation, Birbal would quite certainly provide it to him. The courtiers were summoned to appear before the emperor. They heard the question and came up with a variety of responses, including bullock carts, horses, and so on. These responses, however, did not please Akbar.
As a result, Birbal promised to respond to the question. He claims that the quickest object in the universe is the human brain. He also volunteered to demonstrate the solution to the kingdom’s residents and the Emperor. A member of the audience spoke up about his situation. Birbal was able to address his problem swiftly and effectively. Everyone in the court was astounded by Birbal’s rapidity and knowledge, and they were assured that the human mind’s capacity was the quickest in the world.