Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq (1320-1325 AD) founder of Tughlaq Dynasty

Tomb of Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq
Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq (1320-1325 AD): Khusrau Khan, the last king of the Khilji dynasty was killed by Ghazni Malik, and Ghazni Malik ascended the throne assuming the title Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq. He was the founder of Tughlaq Dynasty and ruled the Delhi Sultanate from 1320 AD to 1325 AD. His childhood name was Ghazi Malik. He built the fort Tughlaqabad in the southern part of Delhi.



Administration and Development: It was not a happy period when he started his reign. There were numerous existing problems in his territory. Supressed the rebellions in the distant provinces with strong hand and resorted the peace and order. He implemented policies to control the nobles, took measures to reinstate peace in his kingdom, he improved the postal system and encouraged agriculture.

Territory expansion: In 1323, he defeated the ruler of Warrangal and annexed his territory. A war of succession was going on in Bengal. Ghiyas-ud-din took an advantage of such a situtation and invaded Bengal. He suppressed the rebels and in this way Bengal also became a part of his empire. 
 
Successor: He died in an accident and his son Ulugh Khan succeeded him under the title Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq.

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