In this series, we look at some of the characters from the epic Mahabharata who have become legends.
There is no doubt that the most enigmatic character in the Mahabharata is Karna. The eldest son of Kunti brought up as the son of a Suta turned out to be a great warrior, one whom Yudhishtira feared the most. His death at the hand of Arjuna virtually ended the war, with only the formality of killing Duryodhana remaining.
Everyone knows the story of Abhimanyu. It is the story of a young boy who broke into the formidable Chakravyuha military formation and created havoc in the Kaurava camp. Single-handedly he battled the entire day with the Kauravas until he was finally killed in cold blood and deceit by the Kauravas greats.