When you’re a kid you are amazed with what your dad did, like this man can be carrying a pot and we want to copy him.
Well, in this case, a father’s example could lead his son to a very horrible end.
World-renowned snake charmer Ali Khan Samsudin was known for his feat when he was locked in a room with 400 cobras. The Malaysian snake charmer’s most notorious challenge saw him spend 12 hours a day for 40 days locked in a small room with all those cobras.
Samsudin’s son, Amjad Khan, has followed in his father’s footsteps.
Unfortunately, the Snake King died after being bitten on his left hand by a king cobra during a performance in Kuala Lumpur. This was the one snake bite that proved to be the final blow for the daredevil performer.
Amjad Khan shares that his father had not been unduly worried following the bite because it had happened ‘many times before. This took a turn as his condition worsened over the following days and he was rushed to hospital, where he later passed away.
Khan has since followed in his father’s footsteps, with him saying:
“This is a trade that has been passed down for five generations. It is our way of life and we can’t imagine doing anything else.”
Khan had to be convinced to continue the family tradition after his father’s sudden death by his mother, Mau Boh Bee, and other relatives.
“She said my father would not rest in peace if I did not continue. I finally gave in as I knew my family had created local history with their daring acts, earning them the moniker of ‘Snake Kings’.”
At this point, we hope all the best for the young snake charmer.