Who is the Donkey? Once Akbar went to the river with his two sons and wise Minister Birbal. On the bank of the river, Akbar and his two sons took off their clothes and asked Birbal to take care of them while they took bath in the river. Birbal was waiting for them to come out of the river. All the clothes were on his shoulder. Looking at Birbal standing like this, Akbar felt like teasing him, so he said to him, “Birbal, you look like as if you are carrying a washerman’s donkey load.” Birbal quickly retorted, “Sir, Washerman’s donkey carries only one donkey’s load, I am carrying three donkey’s load.” Akbar was speechless.