Qutb ud din Mubarak Shah

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Qutb-ud-din Mubarak Shah Khilji (Urdu: قطب الدین مبارک شاہ‎, Hindi: क़ुतब उद्दीन मुबारक शाह) (died 1320) was the third and last ruler of the Khilji dynasty in Sultanate of Delhi, India. Qutb-ud-din Khilji was the son and successor of Alauddin Khilji.[1][2]

Qutb-ud-din, at the age of 18, was originally appointed regent to his younger six-year old brother, the king. Within two months, Qutb-ud-din blinded his brother and ascended the throne. He began his rule by releasing thousands of prisoners and abolishing all taxes and penalties imposed by his father. Qutb-ud-din was the weakest ruler of the dynasty.

Qutb-ud-din was murdered by Khusro Khan in 1320, which ended the Khilji dynasty. Khusro Khan was a former Hindu slave of the Bawariya Hindu caste in Gujarat.

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Preceded by
Ala ud din Khilji
Sultan of Delhi
1316–1320
Succeeded by
Ghiyath al-Din Tughluq
Khilji dynasty
1316–1320
Dynasty ended