Akbar’s Dream

One night, Emperor Akbar dreamt that he had lost all his teeth, except one. The next morning he invited all the astrologers of his kingdom to interpret this dream.

After long discussions, the astrologers prophesied that all the Emperor’s relatives would die before him.

Akbar was very upset by this interpretation and sent away all the astrologers without any reward. Later that day, Birbal entered the Court. Akbar related his dream and asked him to interpret it.

After thinking for a while, Birbal replied that the Emperor would live a longer and more fulfilled life than any of his relatives.

Akbar was pleased with Birbal’s explanation and rewarded him handsomely.

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