It was the season of the Hilsa-Fish. Everybody talked about nothing but Hilsa-Fish. Even in the royal court, people were discussing the Hilsa-Fish, which made the king lose his temper and shouted to stop the discussion. King challenged Gopal (one of his courtiers) that even he cannot stop anyone from talking about the Hilsa-Fish for even five minutes. But Gopal accepted the challenge.
Gopal went to his home and shaved his half-face, applied ash on his body, and dressed up like a rag. His wife stopped him from going out in that rags but Gopal went out to buy Hilsa-Fish. Gopal bought the Hilsa-Fish and walked toward the king’s palace. On the way, a child said that he was a joker while some said that he was a mad man, and some thought that he was a spiritual person.
When Gopal reached the court, he was not allowed to enter the palace because of his disgraceful look. He started to sing and dance loudly which caught the king’s attention. King ordered to bring the man in front of him, Gopal was recognized. King asked why he is dressed up in that hilarious fashion. Gopal said that strangely nobody seemed to be interested in the Hilsa-Fish today in the court and not even in the market. King started laughing and also congratulated Gopal on achieving the impossible task.