Nasiruddin Mahmud

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Not to be confused with Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah.

Nasiruddin Mahmud (reigned: 1227–1229) was the son of Sultan Shamsuddin Iltutmish. He was the governor of Oudh. He later served as the governor of Bengal until his death.He was the brother of Razia Sultana & Shazia Begum and son of Qutub Begum.

In Popular Culture, Nasruddin Mahmud was played by Hindi actress Mohit Abrol in Razia Sultan (TV series).


When Ghiyasuddin Iwaj Khilji rebelled against Delhi Sultan Iltutmish, he sent his son Nasiruddin Mahmud along with Alauddin Jani to lead an invasion against Iwaj.[1] After the battle Iwaj had been defeated and Nasiruddin became the governor of Bengal. He received the title Malik-us-Sharq (Lord of the East) from Sultan Iltutmish.

In 1228, Nasiruddin attacked and killed Prithu, a Khen ruler (reigned: 1185–1228) of Assam.[2] He subsequently attacked Tibet.(he lived from 1246 - 1266)

After ruling for one and a half years, Nasiruddin died in 1229.He was said to succeed his father but died suddenly.He has a son named Nasir ud din Mahmud.

Preceded by
Ghiyasuddin Iwaj Khilji
(Khilji Dynasty of Bengal)
Mamluk Delhi Sultanate Governor of Bengal
Succeeded by
Malik Balkha Khilji
(Khilji Dynasty of Bengal)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Ahmed, ABM Shamsuddin (2012). "Iltutmish". In Islam, Sirajul; Jamal, Ahmed A. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ The History Files: Rulers of Bengal