Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan were blessed with a baby boy on Tuesday and the couple named their first child Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi. While fans and other celebs of the industry have been congratulating Saif and Kareena, looks like the baby's name has already created a controversy.
As soon as Saif and his wife Kareena announced the name of their baby boy as Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, a series of tweets started pouring in, expressing shock at the name. The name Taimur reminded people of one of the cruelest rulers, Timur, who was the man behind the Hindu genocide in India in 1399 AD.
Turko-Mongol ruler Timur had invaded India and caused a massacre on Hindus in the country. His soldiers had killed thousands of Hindus, including children and women, looted their wealth, enslaved hundreds of them and raped Hindu women. Timur was known for his hunger for power and his ruthlessness.
Now, Saif and Kareena naming their son as Taimur has upset many. Several people have been expressing shock at the star couple naming their first baby after the ruthless murderer.
"I am astounded. How on earth would any Indian name their son 'Timur' or 'Taimur' the man who committed a genocide of Hindus and Muslims of India, who built pyramids of human skulls across India. And this is the supposed 'Muslim royalty' of Hindustan? For Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor to name their son 'Taimur' is evidence of utter ignorance or an arrogant embrace of the crimes committed by those who invaded and plundered Hindustan. What a fall, from Tagore to Timur," columnist Tarek Fatah posted on Facebbok.
While his post has been receiving much support on Facebook, many others have expressed similar views on Twitter as well. Check some of the tweets here:
So Saif Ali Khan's son and a Pakistani missile have the same name: Taimur.— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) 20 December 2016
Both inspired by a mass-murderer who slaughtered Hindus.
Saif Ali Khan & Kareena decided to name their baby Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi. After the most bloodthirsty ruthless invader of all times. SMH.— Gautam Trivedi (@Gotham3) 20 December 2016
The man who killed lakhs of Hindus "Taimur Ali Khan"— V.Ramachandra Prasad (@rcpmaths) 20 December 2016