New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor praised Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for paying tribute to Mysore ruler Tipu Sultan.
Tharoor lauded Khan for remembering Tipu Sultan but expressed disappointment that “it took a Pakistani leader to remember a great Indian hero” on his death anniversary. The congress leader took to Twitter and wrote, “One thing i personally know about @imranKhanPTI is that his interest in the shared history of the Indian subcontinent is genuine & far-reaching. He read; he cares. It is disappointing, though, that it took a Pakistani leader to remember a great Indian hero on his punyathithi.”
The Tweet of the Tharoor came after Pakistan PM on May 4 took to Twitter to praise the valour of the 18th-century ruler of Mysore on his death anniversary. He Tweeted, “Today 4th May is the death anniversary of Tipu Sultan - a man I admire because he preferred freedom and died fighting for it rather than live a life of enslavement.”
Tiger of Mysore, Tipu Sultan was famous in history for introducing administrative innovations during his rule, including his coinage and a new land revenue system which initiated the growth of the Mysore silk industry. He was considered a pioneer in the use of rocket artillery and had deployed the Mysorean rockets against Britishers during the Anglo-Mysore Wars.