Ahmad Shah I Wali

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Sultan Ahmed Shah Al Wali Bahamani
Tomb of Sultan Ahmed Shah Al Wali
Tomb of Empress

Ahmed Shah Al Wali Bahamani ruled the Kingdom of Bidar from 1 October 1422 to 17 April 1436 and was a great patron of arts and culture.[1] He brought artisans from Iran, including the metal-worker Abdulla-bin-Kaiser, who was the master of Bidriware, the inlaying of zinc alloy with silver and gold.[2]

Ahmed Shah's, and his empress's, tomb is located in Ashtur village, Bidar District,[1][3] and is the subject of an annual urs, or anniversary of death festival.[1][4]

The tomb of the Bahmani King Ahmed Shah Al Wali is a place of worship visited by Hindus and Muslims, and a centre of communal harmony.[citation needed]

Ahmed Shah fought battles against Vijayanagar[5] (1423), Warangal (1424–1425), Malwa (an ancient kingdom whose capital was situated in Ujjain) (1425–1435), and against Gujarat (1425–1435).


  1. ^ a b c Staff (5 March 2007) "Symbol of communal harmony" The Hindu
  2. ^ Nathanael, M. P. (20 January 2002) "The Sunday Tribune: Spectrum: Travel: Bewitched by Bidar" The Tribune, Chandigarh, India
  3. ^ "Bidar:Tomb of Ahmad Shah Baihmani" Institute of Oriental Culture Japan
  4. ^ Desai, Rishikesh Bahadur (18 April 2005) "A centre for communal harmony comes alive" The Hindu
  5. ^ Sen, Sailendra (2013). A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Primus Books. pp. 106–108. ISBN 978-9-38060-734-4.