Vali, Sugreeva and Hanuman
have key roles in Valmiki's famous epic, Ramayana, from which our Amar Chitra Katha has been drawn. They were begotten in the monkey tribe by Indra, king of the Devas, Surya, the sun god, and Pavana, the wind god respectively, to help Vishnu
when he manifested himself on earth, (as Rama, Bharata, Lakshmana and Shatrughna - the four sons of King Dashratha of Ayodhya), to destroy the evil Ravana. Vali became the king of Kishkindha. He loved Sugreeva, his brother. But a misunderstanding estranged them and they became sworn enemies. Banished from Kishkindha, Sugreeva went to the Rishyamuka mountains and lived in hiding there. One day, Rama came there in search of Sita, his wife, who had been carried away by Ravana. The events that followed are interestingly retold in our book.