Sayyids & Lodhis


Sayyids (1414-1451):-

  • After the death of Nasir-ud-din Mahmud, Daulat Khan Lodi became the Sultan, but was defeated by Khizr Khan(1414-1421who was Timur’s Viceroy of Multan & Dipalpur & thus was founded the Sayyid dynasty.
  • Khizr Khan claimed his descent from the blood line of prophet Mohammad.
  • Mubarak Shah (1421-1434) was the protagonist of Yahya-bin-Ahmad Sirhindi’s, Tarikh-i-Mubarak Shahi. He was killed by his own nobles.
  • Alam Shah (1443-1451) throne was seized by Bahlul Lodi & permitted alam to retain only his estate of Badaun.

Lodhi Dynasty (1451-1526):-

  • Bahlul Lodhi (1451-1489) – 

  1. The first Afghan to rule India.
  2. He defeated the Sharqi Sultan’s attempt to seize Delhi & annexed the Sharqi Kingdom.

  • Sikander Lodhi (1489-1517)-
  1. Introduced a new measurement yard called Ghaz-i-Sikandari.
  2. Founded the city of Agra in 1504.
  3. Wrote Persian verses under the name ‘Gulrukhi‘.

  • Ibrahim Lodhi (1517-1526)
  1. Babur entered Punjab, received by Daulat Khan Lodhi & Alam Khan Lodhi (brother of Sikander Lodhi) in his camp, occupied lahore & proceed to Delhi through Sunam & Samana.
  2. He was defeated by Babur (First Battle of Panipat, 1526).
  3. First Sultan who killed on Battle field.

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