Abyssinian interlude in Bengal

In 1487, Khoja Barbak assassinated jalal-ud-din and took over the throne as Sultan Shahjada. It is not clear whether he, himself, was abyssinian (hAbshI), but he was assasinated within a few months by an abyssinian, Malik Andil Khan Sultan, who was jalal-ud-din's prime minister.

Saif-ud-din Firoz Shah (1487–1490) became the first abyssinian ruler of Bengal: he is likely to be the same as Malik Andil Sultan. He was known as a good ruler, but he emptied his treasury by giving to the poor. He constructed the Firoz Minar, a mosque, and a water tank in gauD.a.

He was followed by Nasir-ud-din Mahmud Shah II (1490), who was the son of either Saif-ud-din Firoz Shah or of Jalal-ud-din Fateh Shah. The real power, however, may have lay with the abyssinian called Habsh Khan, who was, however, killed by another abyssinian called Sidi Badr Khan. Sidi Badr Khan assasinated Nasir-ud-din and took the throne as Shams-ud-din Abu Nasir Muhammad Shah (1490–93).

Muhammad Shah is said to have been a tyrant who killed many darbesh, alim, and well known people of his era. He, however, rebuilt the tomb of Nur Qutb Alamin pANDuA, and constructed a mosque at Maulana Ata's darga in gaGgArAmapura. He was ultimately killed by his minister Sayyid Hussein Shah.

Delhi sultanate passed to Afghan (as opposed to turk) descendant Bahlûl Lôdî (1451–1489) who established the lodhi dynasty, annexes the kingdom of Jaunpur in 1477, and appoints his son Barbak Khan as the ruler; he is followed on the delhi sultanate by Niz.âm Khân who rules as sikandar shah lodhi (1489–1517).

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