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Difficult Story Riddle

Difficult Story Riddle - 27 December

The great emperor Akbar once ruled India. He was well known for his intelligence. But along with that, he was known for the Nine Gems in his court. One of the nine gems was Birbal, a quick witted and extremely intelligent man. The stories of his wit were widely popular.

Once a king ruling in a distant land heard of Birbal. To check his wit, he sent an invitation and called him to visit his land. Akbar allowed Birbal to go and he took off on the journey.

Upon reaching that kings kingdom, he was welcomed with flowers. He was then escorted to the palace of the king. Upon entering the palace, Birbal found that there were six people sitting in front of him adorning the same robe. They were also lookalike and it was hard to judge who the real king was.

After a couple of minutes, Birbal approached one of them and bowed in front of him greeting him.

That was the real king. How did Birbal know who was the real king ?

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  1. My two cents in a lucky guess:
    Since the given data/information is very restricted ,and I suppose we shouldn't take the liberty in making assumptions (for example that he had already been given a description of the king, or something of a kind) ,it must be a "social" problem rather than a strictly logical one.
    So, I guess he recognized the king by the characteristic indifferent arrogance (you may call it also "stupidity") usually a king (or generally someone which thinks of himself as "superior") has. :-)

  2. yes i was thinking same way. May b correct

  3. When the king asked Birbal, he replied, "Your Majesty, all the other people were looking at you closely to imitate you adequately. While, you were calmly sitting with your composed demeanor. This is because you did not need to look for any support however the commoners always look for their kings support."

    This impressed the King a lot. He was showered with gifts and jewels. When Birbal returned back to his kingdom, he made Akbar proud.