This Akbar – Birbal story is just one of the many stories, which are an integral part of rich Indian heritage. I received this story in email from a friend that talks about why you should wisely choose where and how you spend your money.
The wisdom of Birbal was unparalleled during the reign of Emperor Akbar. But Akbar’s brother in law was extremely jealous of him. He asked the Emperor to dispense with Birbal’s services and appoint him in his place. He gave ample assurance that he would prove to be more efficient and capable than Birbal. Before Akbar could take a decision on this matter, this news reached Birbal.