The controversy behind Saif Ali and Kareena Kapoor Son Name Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi

Yesterday, the Bollywood Actor Kareena Kapoor Khan delivered a baby boy at 7:30 am on Tuesday at the Breach Candy hospital in Mumbai. Kareena Kapoor Khan and her husband Saif Ali Khan have named their first son Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi and announced the same on Twitter.

Several celebrities and fans congratulated the couple for their son on Twitter, but few started to criticize Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan for naming their child Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi. While few haven’t got to the point why they have been criticized, here it is. Taimur was a ruthless killer and ruler.

Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi

Out of curiosity, we googled the name. Though Google fetches several results, Timur comes at the first. 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.

According to Twitter user Ashish Maharishi, “Taimur is a not an Arabic name, but rather a name from the Turkish language, and its means an ‘iron’ or an extremely strong substance.” 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 Property, enslaved hundreds of them and raped Hindu women. Timur was known for his hunger for power and his ruthlessness.

Here’s some of the Twitter users reaction:

Sonam Mahajan Says

So Saif Ali Khan’s son and a Pakistani missile have the same name: Taimur.Both inspired by a mass-murderer who slaughtered Hindus.

Alia Bhatt Says

#SaifAliKhan named their son as Taimur Ali Khan, a past cruel ruler. Then why not just “Allahu Akbar” if scaring people was the motive?

Syed Tariq Pirzada Says

Saif Ali khan and Kareena Kapoor khan naming their child Taimur is equivalent to European naming their children Hitler..LOL.. #TaimurAliKhan

V.Ramachandra Prasad Says

The man who killed lakhs of Hindus “Taimur Ali Khan”

Rishi Bagree Says

Seriously ???#KareenaKapoor named her child Taimur Ali Khan after a plunderer Taimur The Lame who killed 17 million ppl in central Asia.