Ahmed Shah I

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Tomb of Ahmed Shah

Ahmed Shah I was a sultan of Gujarat who ruled from 1411 until his death in 1442. He founded Ahmedabad as the capital of the Gujarat Sultanate in 1412 and also founded Ahmadnagar (now Himatnagar) in 1426.[1] Ahmedabad is named after him.[2] He was buried at Ahmed Shah's Tomb near Manek Chowk, Ahmedabad.[3]

The partially ruined Rudra Mahalaya Temple of Siddhpur was further destroyed and the western part of it converted into a congregational mosque (Jami Mosque) by him in 1414 or 1415.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ Sen, Sailendra (2013). A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Primus Books. pp. 114–115. ISBN 978-9-38060-734-4. 
  2. ^ More, Anuj (October 18, 2010). "Baba Maneknath's kin keep alive 600-yr old tradition". The Indian Express. Retrieved February 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ Nair-Gupta, Nisha (2017-01-19). "Was Ahmedabad's founder Ahmed Shah a wise ruler or an ambitious tyrant?". Scroll.in. Retrieved 2017-02-10. 
  4. ^ Burgess; Murray (1874). "The Rudra Mala at Siddhpur". Photographs of Architecture and Scenery in Gujarat and Rajputana. Bourne and Shepherd. p. 19. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Sidhpur". Official website of Gujarat Tourism. Retrieved 8 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Patel, Alka (2004). "Architectural Histories Entwined: The Rudra-Mahalaya/Congregational Mosque of Siddhpur, Gujarat". Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. University of California Press. 63 (2): 144–163. doi:10.2307/4127950. Retrieved 23 July 2016. 

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