Have you heard the news that read ‘queen will give our diamonds back if India wins the World Cup this year’? I’m sure you have read about it ’cause the news kinda created quite the stir on the internet recently! #KaashNewsAisaHota was trending with some really hilarious assumptions (and I was secretly hoping that this news is accurate ’cause now that India has already won its first match, we would be one step closer to the Kohinoor).

Well, I can only say that the day on which the queen will return our Kohinoor, Brexit will be revoked, Trump will become more tolerant and us Indians will start following the traffic rules… 

Yeah, in simple words, I mean that this ‘Kohinoor Wapsi’ news was just a bizarre rumor! Sorry peeps, I know it has broken your hearts but, it is what it is! Anyway, I really enjoyed the buzz that this news created on social media, didn’t you? I guess there’s no harm in having such wishful thinking ’cause sometimes, news mazedaar honi chahiye, sacch ho ya na ho! Since this Kohinoor news was a big buzz then and it is even now, let’s hear some interesting facts about the Kohinoor that was India’s pride once

Kohinoor was originally a 793-carat diamond

Even so, its weight has reduced over time. It is simply because of the fact that it has been cut a number of times in the past before it was preserved to be a national treasure. As a matter of fact, it was known in the past as the largest diamond in the entire world. Today, it is only around 105 carats.

It is said to be a cursed precious diamond

It can be confirmed by a Hindu text that was said to be written way back in the year 1306 when the Kohinoor diamond firstly existed. The text said that only women can wear this precious expensive stone, and no men are allowed. It is because men owner of this diamond will experience a number of misfortunes in life.

Kohinoor was used by the royal family in the United Kingdom


First, it was used by Queen Victoria. However, it was used as the crown of Queen Alexandra when Queen Victoria died. Queen Alexandra, who happened to be the gorgeous King Edward VII’s wife, was crowned with the Kohinoor way back in the year 1902. In the year 1911, it was again transferred to the beautiful crown of Queen Mary.

The current owner of Kohinoor is the United Kingdom


Yes, it is the truth, and you can do nothing about it, whether you will accept it or not. The British colonizers acquired this precious possession during their colonization period in India. India may be the original owner of this diamond, but it takes courage, power, and wealth to get it back from the royal family in UK.

Duleep Singh personally handed over the Kohinoor to the British Empire’s Queen


It was according to the request of Lord Dalhousie, who happened to be the Governor General of India at that time. It happened during Punjab’s subjugation in the Sikh War II way back in the year 1849.

Kohinoor diamond was found in the wide and abundant land of India

It was found by a group of Indian people in the Southern part of the country. It was particularly in the Golconda region in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, in which the Kakatiya Dynasty reigned the region

Mahlak Deo was the very first owner of the Kohinoor diamond

Well, there was no question about that since he used to be the Raja of Malwa during the Kakatiya Dynasty reign, who dominated the southern part of India in the past years.

In the 14th century, the ownership of the precious diamond was transferred to Malik Kafur Khilji
It happened because one of the governor generals in the Khilji Dynasty raided the southern Indian regions and successfully acquired the Kohinoor from the hands of the rulers of the Kakatiya Dynasty.

After some time, it was then acquired by the Mughals, under the hands of Raja Bikramajit of Gwalior

Even so, the battle of power within entire India continued, until Babur Nama successfully got the ownership of the diamond. It was simply because of the fact that Babur won the Battle of Panipat during the year 1526. It stayed in the ownership of Babur for 200 years.

Kohinoor was then called “Babur’s Diamond”

It was the name of the precious diamond after it was given to the heir of Babur, Aurangzeb when he passed away. However, Nadir Shah, who was a Persian general successfully conquered the throne of Aurangzeb and acquired the diamond. He was the one who called it Koh-i-Noor.

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