Alam Shah

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Alam Shah
Sultan of Delhi
Sultan of the Delhi Sultanate
Reign1 January 1445 – 19 April 1451
PredecessorMuhammad Shah
SuccessorBahlul Lodi
DiedJuly 1478

Alam Shah (r. 1445–1451) was the fourth and last ruler of the Sayyid dynasty which ruled the Delhi Sultanate. Born Ala al-Din, he succeeded his father, Muhammad Shah to the throne and took on the regnal name of Alam Shah ("world king").

Alam Shah abandoned his charge in 1448 and retired to Budaun. Three years later, Bahlol Lodi, who had made two prior attempts at capturing Delhi, took control of the capital to mark the beginning of the Lodi dynasty.[1][2]


  1. ^ EB.
  2. ^ Jackson 2003, p. 322.


  • Jackson, Peter (2003). The Delhi Sultanate : a political and military history (1st ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521543293.
  • "Sayyid dynasty". Encyclopedia Britannica.