Rukn ud din Firuz

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Rukn ud din Firuz
Reign 30 April 1236 – 20 November 1236 (6 months 21 days)[citation needed]
Predecessor Iltutmish
Successor Razia Sultana
Died November 1236
Delhi Sultanate
Dynasty Mamluk Dynasty
Father Iltutmish
Mother Shah Turkan
Religion Islam
Bull & Horseman type Jital of Rukn al-Din Firoz

Rukn ud din Firuz was the fourth sultan of the Mamluk Sultanate (Slave Dynasty), who ruled for a little over six months,[1] which is said to be a very less time compared to other rulers and was the Governor of the Royal state of Badayun. He was the son of Iltutmish (1211–36) and was raised to become Iltutmish's heir. As the newly crowned ruler he had the following qualities; physical aristocracy, courteous behaviour and resolved consciousness. He was a self-endowed person and spent much of his time resolving in music. Taking advantage of his vulnerability as a king, his mother Shah Turkan embraced the entire power of the throne to herself. As a person, Shah Turkan was a tyrannical ruler on her command many people of the kingdom were killed. However after Iltutmish's death in April 1236 he was viewed as being unfit to rule and was murdered in November 1236.[2]

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  1. ^ Sen, Sailendra (2013). A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Primus Books. pp. 74–76. ISBN 978-9-38060-734-4. 
  2. ^ Satish Chandra (2007). History of Medieval India. Orient Longman. p. 100. 
Preceded by
Iltutmish
Mamluk Dynasty
1206–1290
Succeeded by
Razia Sultan
Preceded by
Iltutmish
Sultan of Delhi
1236
Succeeded by
Razia Sultan