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Dhṛtarāṣṭra. In the Mahābhārata, the blind ‘king’, father of the Kauravas (Dhārtarāṣṭras), who, despite the meaning of his name (‘he whose kingdom is firm’), is too weak to stop his evil sons from playing their dice game against the Pāṇḍavas and fighting the Kurukṣetra war.

Dhṛtarāṣṭra's blindness has been interpreted as a metaphor for the blindness of fate.