Dulu Khan

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Dulu Khan (personal name Ni Shu) was a ruler of the Western Turkic Khaganate (Western Turkic Empire) in the 7th century.

He was Bagha Shad's son. After his uncle Tong was killed by Külüg Sibir, the candidate of Dulo clan (one of the two rival clans of the empire) the Dulo clan became the dominant power of the western empire. Ni Shu a partisan of rival Nushibi clan supported his cousin (Tong's son) Irbis Bolun Cabgu to throne in 631. However, Irbis (unlike his renowned father) was a failure. In 633 after a coup, Irbis escaped to south and Nushibi clan supported Ni Shu who was a living in Karasahr (now a city in Uighur Autonomous Region of China) to throne. Beginning with his reign, the Nushibi clan became the dominat power. Ni Shu chose the regnal name Dulu Khan probably to console the Dulo clan.

There are no records of any important events in his short reign. In 634 after a year of rule he left his throne to his brother Tong Shad (later Ishbara Tolis) .[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ L.M.Gümilev :Eski Türkler, tr:Ahsen Batur, Selenge yayınları, İstanbul, 2002, ISBN 975-7856-39-8, OCLC 52822672, pp.266-267
Dulu Khan
Preceded by
Irbis Bolun Cabgu
Khagan of the Western Turkic Khaganate
633–634
Succeeded by
Ishbara Tolis