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Discovery Kids to premiere Akbar & Birbal on 10 March

MUMBAI: Strengthening its local programming, Discovery Kids is set to launch a new animation series ‘Akbar & Birbal’ that will take viewers to the era of Mughals where they will witness amusing exchanges between the two icons.

The series will premiere on 10 March and will air everyday at 2 pm only on Discovery Kids. Entertainingly narrated in English, Hindi and Tamil, this multilingual series encourages smooth language development in children and also makes the experience of listening to stories more enjoyable by offering popular stories in a familiar language.

Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific Senior VP and General Manager – South Asia and Head of Revenue, Pan-Regional Ad Sales and Southeast Asia Rahul Johri said, “Discovery Kids would continue to bring engaging content that inspires children to believe in traditional wisdom and also inculcate moral values in them. Expanding our bouquet of indigenous titles, Akbar & Birbal will entertain the viewers with its clever wit and exciting storytelling.”

Birbal, who was in the court of the Mughal emperor Akbar, was considered to be one of the best loved figures in the folklore of India.

He will be seen outsmarting everyone even the Emperor sometimes by his exceptional wisdom, presence of mind and his excellent problem solving skills.

Though Birbal was popularly known by this name in the court, his real name was Mahesh Das. It is believed that he belonged to a poor Brahmin family of Tikawanpuron on the bank of the River Yamuna. But it was only by virtue of his sharp intellect that he rose to be a minister at the court of Akbar.