Ahmad Shah I Wali

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Sultan Ahmed Shah Al Wali Bahamani

Ahmed Shah Al Wali Bahamani ruled the Kingdom of Bidar from 1422 to 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]

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


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