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The tales of Emperor Akbar and his minister Birbal have entertained readers since a long time. Many plays, movies and television series have been created around the legendary tales of Akbar and Birbal. These tales are based on the interaction between the two, where Birbal would use his intelligence and sharp wit to solve the everyday administrative, legal, philosophical situations that King Akbar would face in running his empire. The tales have become extremely popular amongst younger audiences as they are witty and entertaining, yet carry important lessons on honesty, justice and equality.
Who were Akbar and Birbal?
Akbar (1542-1605) was one of the finest Kings of the Mughal Empire. He is credited for spreading the Mughal Empire far and wide and bringing about many legal and administrative reforms for running his vast empire efficiently.
Birbal (1528-1586) originally named Mahesh Das was one of the nine extraordinary ministers or navratnas, in Akkbar's court. He was a close aide, advisor and personal friend to King Akbar.