Celebrity couple Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan welcomed a new addition to the family this morning – a baby boy they’ve named Taimur Ali Khan. Their choice of name, however, is being looked at askance by some on social media.
Twitter has assumed that the littlest Khan has been called Taimur in honour of Timur or Tamarlane, the Central Asian invader who sacked Delhi in 1398. The verdict online – Taimur is an inappropriate name.
Timur was a member of a Mongol tribe settled in what is now Uzbekistan. In 1370, Timur declared himself as the leader of the Mongol empire and went on to spend the next decade leading conquests across the region, taking control of Persia, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Mesopotamia, and Georgia and leaving a trail of destruction and poverty in his wake.
In 1398, he invaded India, wreaking havoc across Delhi before leaving with a copious amount of loot. It’s said that it took Delhi over a hundred years to recover from his assault.
Muslims in general are rude arrogant people and they care two hoots for the feelings of Non Muslims esp Hindus, yet we continue to fool ourselves with our ostrich like attitude, isnt it high time to completely boycott the Khan clan?
To be short and sweet in my view – Taimur will grow up and maybe not become a terrorist but will certainly be a Romeo Love Jihadi just like his father Saif!
Reactions on Taimur’s Arrival!
After #Taimur, #SaifAliKhan and #KareenaKapoorKhan have announced name of their next two sons in Advance, #NadirShah & #MuhammadGhori 😂
— Mithilesh Pandey (@mithileshpandey) December 20, 2016
So Saif Ali Khan’s son and a Pakistani missile have the same name: Taimur. Both inspired by a mass-murderer who slaughtered Hindus.
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish)
Have Mughals invaded us again? If no, why is Taimur Ali Khan trending?
— Cryptic Mind (@Vishj05)
Saif Ali khan named his son #Taimur Ali Khan, such outdated name, should have gone for Osama..!!#TaimurAliKhan
— Aagam Shah (@aagamgshah) December 20, 2016
Taimur Ali Khan ? Guess Aurangzeb or Khalil Sultan was already taken..?
Paresh Rawal fan (@Babu_Bhaiyaa) December 20, 2016
1000 apologies but when I saw #TaimurAliKhan trending I thought they found out the truck driver who ran over people in Germany.
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) December 20, 2016
If this stupid logic about #TaimurAliKhan works, then everyone will name their kids Sachin or Virat. But it never works..
— Imagine Singh (@prabhateinstein) December 21, 2016
Boy- Hi my name is Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi
Girl- I have a boyfriend
(@Bhai_saheb) December 20, 2016
15 years later-#SaifAliKhan :- Beta Sharma ji k bete ko tumse acche marks hai.
Taimur Ali Khan :- Papa uska naam bhi mjhse accha hai.
Bhaarat Kurda (@TheBhaarat) December 20, 2016
Saif Ali khan and Kareena Kapoor khan naming their child Taimur is equivalent to European naming their children Hitler..LOL.. #TaimurAliKhan
— Syed Tariq Pirzada (@tariq_pirzada) December 20, 2016
Ouch.. Kareena named baby #TaimurAliKhan?
Taimur murdered 1,00,000 in Dilli in 1398.
The biggest SINGLE day mass murder in India’s history!
— Kiran Kumar S (@KiranKS) December 20, 2016
#Taimur what a disgraceful fall from Tagore to Taimur !! Shame! #TaimurAliKhan
— Ashish Srivastava (@ashish_2184) December 21, 2016
Boycott all movies by Saif Ali khan and Kareena Kapoor. Naming kid Taimur is like naming your kid Hitler. Taimur was even worse than Hitler.
— Hindu Americans (@HinduAmericans) December 20, 2016