Friday, May 10, 2019

Death of Qutbuddin by a horse -Story

The first ruler of the Slave Dynasty in Delhi Sultanate, Qutubuddin Aibak, died due to falling off from a running horse.

But is it really possible that an army general who first rode a horse at the age of 11 and fought countless battles on riding horses, could die from falling off a running horse?

Real history vs false concocted story

When Qutubuddin Aibak looted the Rajputana, he killed the king of Mewar and imprisoned his prince Karan Singh. And along with the looted wealth and prince, he also carried the prince's horse Shubhrak to Lahore.

In Lahore, once the prince decided to run away and got caught in the process. Qutubuddin ordered to behead the prince and to increase the disgrace, to play a polo match with the dead prince's head.

On the day of beheading, Qutubuddin arrived at the venue riding on the prince's horse, Shubhrak. Shubhrak instantly recognised his master Karan Singh and started crying upon seeing him.

Within a few seconds, Shubhrak became uncontrollable and threw Qutubuddin to the ground. Without allowing him to defend, Shubhrak started hitting his chest and head area with his mighty hooves continuously. After 12–15 powerful blows by the horse, Qutubuddin Aibak died on the spot.

Every single person was stunned seeing that. The whole army marched to kill the horse and the prince. But like lightning, Shubhrak ran towards his master Karan Singh and when the prince sat on him, he started to run the most difficult journey of his life.

He ran and ran and ran continuosly for a good 3 days and stopped at the gates of Mewar kingdom. When prince Karn Singh came down from the saddle, Shubhrak stood still like a statue.

When Karan Singh rubbed his hands on Shubhrak's head, he fell to the ground.

He was successful in saving his master and escorting him safely to his kingdom before dying.

We have read about Chetak many times, but this horse's story is beyond faithfulness!

Things like these never becomes a part of syllabus in our modern education system. Most of us haven't heard that name. Have we?


A wonderful slice of history.

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