Social media today reacted quite angrily to the news that Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor would name their newly born son Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi. Many were seen tweeting and posting comments about how it was grossly insensitive of the Hindi movie stars to be naming their new baby after a medieval era mass murderer more particularly known for his sack of Delhi in the 14th century. Timur’s (or Taimur) sack of Delhi is one of recorded history’s bloodiest sacks with lakhs of innocent civilians being put to the sword.
Here is what she said:
Many congrats to Saif-Kareena on birth of Taimur!Sure he will grow to be a glorious humanitarian & redeem the name of his warlike namesake:)
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) December 20, 2016