draw the character sketch of the tiger king of pratibandapuram?
The Maharaja of Pratibandapuram, Sir Jilani Jung Jung Bahadur, had many titles and sub-names. However, he was popular as the Tiger King. The chief astrologer foretold that his death would come from a tiger.
Crown Prince Jung Jung Bahadur grew taller and stronger each day. An English governess took care of him and he was tutored in English by an Englishman. When he was twenty he took the reign in his hands.
The Maharaja continued his campaign of tiger hunting with rare single-mindedness. Within ten years he killed seventy tigers. He wanted to marry a girl of a state which had a large tiger population so that he was able to kill 99 tigers in all.
The Tiger King could pay any price to maintain his kingdom. He also gave a bribe worth three lakh rupees to a high-ranking British official to retain his kingdom.
The Maharaja knew how to take work from his minions. He used the dewan to find out the suitable girl for his marriage. He could be short tempered and doubled the tax on the people. He also threatened the dewan that he would dismiss him from his service. Ironically, the King met his death by a wooden tiger. At last, the hundredth tiger took revenge upon him.