Updated: Aug 12, 2021
One day Akbar asked Birbal – “ Birbal tell me why don’t hair grow on my palm?”
Birbal as usual answered in a very calm tone, “ Jahan pannah! It’s your daily routine to donate stuff to the poor because of that no hairs grow on your palms.”
Akbar was very elated to hear his praises but he wanted to take this conversation a little further. He again asked, “Birbal , why don’t hair grow on your palms?”
Birbal replied, “ I take so much donations from you and because of that there are no hairs on my palm.”
Ha.ha..ha.. Birbal indeed is very funny..
Akbar wanted to defeat birbal in this talk, he again questioned Birbal, “ Why there are no hairs in our courtiers palms?”
Birbal understood that emperor was testing him so he replied, “ Badshah! The answer to this one is pretty simple. When you give me rewards than these poor courtesies get zealous and start rubbing their hands and because of that no hairs grow on their palms. Everyone’s jaw dropped after listening to Birbal’s answer.
King Akbar understood that there is no point in arguing with Birbal as he is Hazir jawab – ready to answer on any topic.