Sayyid Dynasty (1414-1451 A.D.)
The Sayyid Sultans ruled for a relatively short period. Thereï¿½were four Sayyid kings.ï¿½Khizr Khan Sayyid (1414-1421 A.D.) Khizr Khan was theï¿½governor of Multan under Firoz Shah Tughluq. After Firoz’sï¿½death, he supported his son in the war of succession. Whenï¿½Timur attacked India, he joined him. When Timur left India,ï¿½he appointed Khizr Khan as the governor of Multan, Lahoreï¿½and Dipalpur. Khizr Khan conquered Delhi in 1414 A.D. andï¿½started the rule of the Sayyids.
Mubarak Shah Sayyid (1421-1434 A.D.)
Mubarak Shahï¿½succeeded his father. He was a man of vision and could haveï¿½revived the old glory of the Sultanate. The nobles, however,ï¿½were against him. Most of his time, therefore, was spent inï¿½controlling his nobles.
Muhammad Shah Sayyid (1434-1443 A.D.)
Muhammadï¿½Shah was Mubarak Shah’s nephew. During his reign, the noblesï¿½became very powerful.
Ala-ud-din Alam Shah Sayyid (1443-1451 A.D.)
Alam Shahï¿½was the next ruler. He lost Delhi to Bahlul Lodi in the year 1451.ï¿½With this, the brief rule of the Sayyid kings came to an end.
Written by princy