Sayyid Dynasty (1414-1451 A.D.)

The Sayyid Sultans ruled for a relatively short period. There were four Sayyid kings. Khizr Khan Sayyid (1414-1421 A.D.) Khizr Khan was the governor of Multan under Firoz Shah Tughluq. After Firoz’s death, he supported his son in the war of succession. When Timur attacked India, he joined him. When Timur left India, he appointed Khizr Khan as the governor of Multan, Lahore and Dipalpur. Khizr Khan conquered Delhi in 1414 A.D. and started the rule of the Sayyids.

Mubarak Shah Sayyid (1421-1434 A.D.)

Mubarak Shah succeeded his father. He was a man of vision and could have revived the old glory of the Sultanate. The nobles, however, were against him. Most of his time, therefore, was spent in controlling his nobles.

Muhammad Shah Sayyid (1434-1443 A.D.)

Muhammad Shah was Mubarak Shah’s nephew. During his reign, the nobles became very powerful.

Ala-ud-din Alam Shah Sayyid (1443-1451 A.D.)

Alam Shah was the next ruler. He lost Delhi to Bahlul Lodi in the year 1451. With this, the brief rule of the Sayyid kings came to an end.

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