Mayapore Village had been beset by plague and famine as a result of the Thuggee taking Sivalinga, their sacred Sankara Stone. Worse, the Thuggee also kidnapped and enslaved their children. When Indiana Jones crashlanded near Mayapore with Willie Scott and Short Round in 1935, the Chieftain, along with Marhan the shaman, believed they had been sent by Shiva to recover their children and the stone.
Personality and traits
The Chieftain was a friendly and soft-spoken man, and seemed to defer to Marhan in matters concerning Sivalinga. It was he who explained to Jones where the stone had been taken from.
Behind the scenes
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (First appearance)
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom novel
- Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom comic
- LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures (Non-canonical appearance)