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Prince Awrangzeb facing a maddened elephant named Sudhaka (7 June 1633) 1656-57


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In June 1633, the Mughal imperial family were watching an elephant fight when one of the elephants, named Sudakar, ran away. Guards attempted to control the elephant by chasing him with fireworks but without success. Sudakar charged towards Prince Aurangzeb, who lanced him with a spear. Shah-Jahan subsequently awarded Aurangzeb the title bahadur (champion) for his bravery.