You might have read “I m King of my own World” or might have heard this cliche dialogue but today I m going to tell you about a man who made this phrase true. Yes, you read it right, this is about a man who has declared himself Indian King of no man’s land.
This is a story of a common Indian man ” Mr. Suyash Dixit” who somehow found about a place that belongs to no country and declared himself the King of that unclaimed area. So now he is an Indian King of No man’s land.
Suyash Dixit, an Indian businessman hailing from Indore, India, told to Radio Mirchi in an exclusive interview that it all started when he got an invitation for a tour to Egypt. As he was planning his trip with help of a map, he came across to a 800 sq.miles region (known as Bir Tawil) between borders of Egypt and Sudan which is not claimed by any country, so he along with his brother planned to claim that area.
“Bdaa Supportive bhai hai, warna humare bhai toh kabhi support na kare
He named his country as “Kingdom of Dixit” and capital would be named after him as “Suyashpur” and he also got the flag for his kingdom. As he declared himself the King or Prime minister, he declared his father as Presiden of his kingdom. He made this declaration through his Facebook profile. He posted:
Became ruler of a country | Claimed an unclaimed land | Kingdom of Dixit
I, Suyash Dixit, first of my name and the protector of the realm, declare myself as the king of “Kingdom of Dixit”. I call myself, King Suyash First from today. I declare this unclaimed land of Bir Tawil as my country from now to the eternity of time. I pledge to continue to work for the prosperity of my people of the country and this motherland.
I traveled 319KM (to and fro) in far desert with no roads to claim this unclaimed land of Bir Tawil. This 800 sq.miles of land belongs to no country. It is the only place on earth where humans can live and survive but is not a part of any state/country. Following the early civilization ethics and rule, if you want to claim a land then you need to grow crops on it. I have added a seed and poured some water on it today. It is mine.
It was an epic journey starting from Abu Simbel at 4 am. I took help from a local driver Mustafa for the car and most part of driving. When I told him about the plan first he thought I am crazy but then he agreed (yeah I paid him a lot). I and @Suyog spent 2 nights planning a highly optimized route for my travel where we can take the car.
Just to tell how dangerous this plan was, the route that I took is under Egyptian military (it is an international border) and is an area of terrorists so military has a “shoot at sight” orders. But, if your bucket list ideas are not scary enough then they are not worth trying! And yes you need permissions to even enter the route that takes to this place. We got on 3 conditions, no photos of military areas (which is almost everything), you be back in the single day and you do not carry valuables. We drove for 6 hours straight in the middle of the desert and barren lands and crossing 1 military base to the location.
We saw pure sand dunes, rocky hills, and canyons on our way. I left all my valuables back and told my local friend Esraa (she was very angry when I told her this plan initially so I kinda lied to her! Sorry Esraa! ) that if I am not back by midnight.. call the police. Now I know I am not the first one to be there. Now I know that some 5-10 folks have done it in the past as well but this is my land now (as I have officially planted the seeds following the rules) and if they want it back, there will be a war (over a cup of coffee at the Starbucks probably)!
We found 2 places to put our flag. 1 we call it the capital of KoD and other where we start our borders. In this epic voyage, there were times we thought the car just cannot make any far from here or we don’t have enough fuel now or we just don’t have time to cross that hill but a little courage and some math is all you need sometimes.
I learned something from this trip… never try anything like this ever again!
We are opening foreign investments to our country and nationality applications from our website:
Here are some exciting stats about KoD.
Name: Kingdom of Dixit (KoD)
Flag: <Images attached>
Current population of country: 1
Capital city: Suyashpur
Ruler: King Suyash I
Date of establishment: Nov. 5, 2017
National animal: lizard (I didn’t see any other animal there)
I hereby declare Suyog Dixit as the acting Prime Minister and the Head of Military (if we have any) from today. We are accepting applications for other posts.
I am proud to announce my father as the President of KoD as a birthday gift to him. Happy birthday Papa!
Life is either an incredible adventure or it is nothing at all. If you are not doing something epic, you’re gonna end up in a yet another grave.
I am the king! (Please?)
This is no joke, I own a country now! Time to write an email to UN.
What a great planning with keeping every minute details.
But the twist in the story is that before Suyash came here, A guy named Jeremiah Heaton had already declared her daughter as princess of Bir Tawil. After knowing this “Majesty Suyash” said:
“I’ll be working with Mr. Heaton (Kingdom of North Sudan) on his project for all the technology part soon. He’s working hard on this project from past 2 years and I think my inputs will accelerate it.
I recommend that you check his ideas as well as they are very promising and align with my goals. I and my company will be working as a technology partner to it. I do not want to reinvent the wheel and thus I have decided to work Mr. Heaton on it. Both of us think that if we merge our efforts and work in the same direction, we can create a big impact and help others. Plans of Mr. Heaton is focused on a ground project (and I’ll be in it as well) and I am currently focusing on online ideas.”
I hope things go well for the new King in the Town.
Here is the link to the full FB Post, you can check it out here.
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Have a Great day ahead!