Jamsheed Quli Qutb Shah

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Jamsheed Quli Qutb Shah
The Second Sultan of Qutb Shahi dynasty
Reign 1543–1550
Predecessor Sultan Quli Qutb-ul-Mulk
Successor Subhan Quli Qutb Shah
Died 22 January 1550(1550-01-22)
House Qara Qoyunlu
Frontal view of Jamshed Quli Qutub Shah
The grave of the 2nd Sultan, Jamshed Quli Qutub Shah

Jamsheed Quli Qutb Shah (also transliterated in different ways) (Urdu: جمشید قلی قطب شاہ ) was the second ruler of the Sultanate of Golkonda under the Qutb Shahi dynasty. He ruled from 1543 to 1550.[1]

His father, Sultan Quli Qutb-ul-Mulk, had established the dynasty and had become the first Muslim to rule over the entire Telugu region. In 1543, Jamsheed Quli Qutb Shah assassinated his father,[2] blinded his older brother, the heir to the throne, and forced his other brother, Ibrahim Quli to flee to Vijayanagar. Following his father's death, he did not proclaim himself sultan, but forced local chiefs to accept his suzerainty, while gaining some forts from the Baridis.[2]

Little is known of Jamsheed's reign, but he is remembered as having been cruel. He died in 1550 from Tuberculosis (Rajayakshma- Ayuervedic name of TB) .[3]


  1. ^ Sen, Sailendra (2013). A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Primus Books. p. 118. ISBN 978-9-38060-734-4. 
  2. ^ a b George Michell, Mark Zebrowski, Architecture and Art of the Deccan Sultanates, (Cambridge University Press, 1999), 17.
  3. ^ Masʻūd Ḥusain K̲h̲ān̲, Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah, Volume 216, (Sahitya Akademi, 1996), 2.
Preceded by
Sultan Quli Qutb-ul-Mulk
Qutb Shahi dynasty
Succeeded by
Subhan Quli Qutb Shah