Islamabad: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday paid his tributes to historical figure Tipu Sultan on his death anniversary, praising him for choosing ‘freedom rather than enslavement.’
“Today 4th May is the death anniversary of Tipu Sultan — a man I admire because he preferred freedom and died fighting for it rather than live a life of enslavement,” Khan took to Twitter as saying.
Today 4th May is the death anniversary of Tipu Sultan – a man I admire because he preferred freedom and died fighting for it rather than live a life of enslavement.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 4, 2019
This isn’t the first time Imran Khan praised Tipu Sultan’s valour.
Earlier in March, amid the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan, The News International quoted Khan as saying, “We’d heard about the two kings. But our hero is Tipu Sultan, who used to say that a lion’s life for a day is preferable to a hundred years of a jackal.”
“Let us peek through the chronicles of history to see and analyse what had actually made Imran Khan compare Tipu Sultan, the Tiger of Mysore, to Mughal King Bahadur Shah Zafar,” he added.
Tipu, the eldest son of Sultan Hyder Ali and Fatima Fakhr-un-Nisa, is famous in history for his innovation in coinage and for the introduction of a new land revenue system that had literally stimulated the growth of Mysore’s silk industry.
Mysore was considered as an economic power with high wages and living standards during Tipu’s eventful reign. He was named “Tipu Sultan” after a revered Sufi saint, Hazrat Tipu Mastan Aulia of Arcot, a town in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.