Islam Khan I
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|Islam Khan Chisti|
|Born||Shaikh Alauddin Chisti
|Resting place||Jama Masjid courtyard, Fatehpur Sikri|
|Parent(s)||Shaikh Badruddin Chisti|
Shaikh Alauddin Chisti (1570 – 1613; known as Islam Khan Chisti) was a Mughal general and the Subahdar of Bengal. He transferred the capital of Bengal to Dhaka and renamed it Jahangirnagar. He was awarded the titular name of Islam Khan by Mughal emperor Jahangir.
Islam Khan was a playmate of Jahangir in childhood. Khan and Jahangir were foster cousins, Khan's paternal aunt, whose father is Salim Chisti was the foster mother of Jahangir. Shaikh Alauddin Chisti was Khan's cousin also. He was first appointed as the Subahdar of Bihar.
Subahdar of Bengal
Islam Khan was appointed the Subahdar of Bengal in 1608. His major task was to subdue the rebellious Rajas, Bara-Bhuiyans, Zamindars and Afghan chiefs. He arrived Dhaka in mid-1610.
He fought with Musa Khan, the leader of Bara-Bhuiyans and by the end of 1611 he was subdued. Islam Khan also defeated Pratapaditya of Jessore, Ram Chandra of Bakla and Ananta Manikya of Bhulua. Then he annexed the kingdoms of Koch Bihar, Koch Hajo and Kachhar. Thus he took total control over Bengal.
- Sir Jadunath Sarkar, History of Bengal, II (Dhaka, 1948)
- Abdul Karim, History of Bengal, Mughal Period, I, (Rajshahi, 1992)
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|Subahdar of Bengal
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