Solution to the Birbal the Wise Puzzle

This is the solution to the puzzle Birbal the Wise Puzzle posted on 24th January 2008. Before reading on , please try the puzzle at Birbal the Wise Riddle, if you havent tried it as yet. Its worth trying!!!

Birbal stated that there weren’t any barbers in heaven and said that was the reason for his long beard. Since Akbar now knew a way to reach them, he asked for his barber to be sent. Realizing that he would die in the fire, the emperor’s barber confessed what he and the ministers did and no one dared to conspire against Birbal again.