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The Maharaja Sir Jilani Jung Jung Bhadur was called “Tiger King”.
  • When he was just 10 days old, he asked intelligent questions to astrologers and was told that he would be killed by a tiger
  • He uttered, “Let tigers beware!” No other miracle took place, the child grew like any other Royal child drinking white cow’s milk, taught by an English tutor, looked after by an English nanny, and watching English films. 
  • When he was 20, he was crowned king
Summary- The Tiger King - Notes | Study English Class 12 - Class 12
  • It was then the prediction of his death by the tiger reached the Maharaja’s ear, and he, in turn, to safeguard himself killed a tiger and being thrilled, he told the astrologer, who replied that he can kill 99 tigers but should be careful with the 100th
  • From then on, he started killing tigers, and none was allowed to hunt tigers. 
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  • A high-ranking British officer visited the state that was fond of hunting tigers, and his wish was declined. The officer requested for getting a photograph of a tiger killed by the Maharaja, and this request was rejected.
  • So to please the officer’s wife, he sent 50 diamond rings expecting that she would take 1 or 2 instead, she kept all the rings costing 3 lakh rupees and sent ‘thanks’ to the Maharaja. But his state was secured.
  • In 10 years, he killed 70 tigers and didn’t find any in Pratibandapuram, so he decided to marry a girl from a royal state who had more tigers to complete his target.
  • Whenever he visited his in-laws, he killed 5-6 tigers
  • So he killed 99 tigers and was feverishly anxious to kill the 100th but couldn’t find it.
  • News about the presence of a tiger near a village proved disappointing.
  • Now the Dewan was warned of his danger, so he visited ‘People’s Park in Madras’ and brought an old tiger and placed it in the forest and informed the Maharaja.
  • The Maharaja took great care and shot the tiger and left the place with great triumph.
  • The bullet did not hit the tiger, but out of fear, the tiger collapsed. Now the staff killed the tiger and brought it in a grand procession.

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  • It was the 3rd birthday of Maharaja’s son, and he wanted to buy a present from the toyshop.
  • He bought a wooden tiger that was poorly carved.
  • While the Maharaja was playing with the prince, a tiny sliver of the wooden tiger pierced his right hand.

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  • He pulled it out with his left hand and continued to play with the prince. The next day, infection flared in Maharaja’s right hand. In four days, it developed into sore emitting pus. It spread all over his arm, which later on caused his death. 
  • Thus the hundredth tiger takes his final revenge upon the “Tiger King.”

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