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Sultan Nasir ud din Mahmud Born in 1229AD or 1230AD, Sultan Nasir ud din Mahmud was the eighth sultan of the Mamluk sultanate i.e. slave dynasty. He was the eldest grandson of Shams Ud din Iltutmish. His reign started at the age of 17 or 18 years in the year 1246AD. Sultan Nasir ud din Mahmud was the successor of Ala Ud din Masud after the chief replaced Masud because of his tyranny. Mahmud known as to be very religious and spent most of his time reading Quran and offering prayers and it is known that the affairs of state mainly handle by chief Ghiyas ud din Balban. Sultan’s reign ended in 1266 at the time of his death and his successor was Ghiyad Ud din Balban as Sultan Nasir ud din Mahmud had no children of his own to take the throne.


Sultan Mahmud was born in the year 1229AD, in Dehli’s Kase e bagh. After the death of the eldest son of Iltutmish, Nasir ud din shah.He is in deep sorrow . He bestowed upon with grandson. Who had named Nasir ud din Mahmud shah (after the name of his beloved deceased son). Infant Nasir ud din, along with his mother.He sent to the castle of nearby town Luni. Where he was brought up and received his education. Sultan Mahmud had no ambition in becoming a king but further rushed to the capital.He disguised as a woman along with his mother.He was placed on the throne by the conspirators. Who had killed Masud Shah. He was an intelligent man and kept himself busy in religious activities.


Nasir ud din Mahmud’s accession to the throne after Razia’s death. And in actuality while she was away from Delhi checking revolts, the ‘Corps of forty’ had made Bahram Sha. (1240-1242) The child of Iltutmish as the Ruler of Delhi. The ‘Corps of Forty’ compressed the Ruler to work as per their orders. The Ruler, in any case, attempted to strive which cost him his life.

After Bahram Shah, the ‘Corps of Forty’ figured out how to make Masood Shah (1242-46AD) the Ruler of Delhi. The King had to appoint all his capacity to the ‘Corps of Forty. An intrigue is brought forth against the King and he is kill. After the statement of Masood, the ‘Corps of Forty’ made Nasir ud din (the grandson of Iltutmish), as the Ruler of Delhi in 1246AD.

Balban was one of the ‘Corps of Forty, which turned out to be incredible to such an extent that he accepted every one of the genuine forces of the King. Nasir ud din stayed the Ruler in name as it were.

Balban Chief

The new Ruler knew the force of the Turkish nobles and knew about the way that his two predecessors who had set out to challenge the authority of the nobles killed. Balban was the chief to the King and delighted in immense forces. He wedded his daughter to the King.

Some historians hold the view that Nasir-ud-Din was a religious-minded man. He had no worldly desires or ambitions. It is express by historians that such cases are overstate. As indicated by P. Saran, the Sultan particularly terrifie of the Turkish aristocrats and hence kept himself away from dynamic legislative issues. However, it is acknowledg that he is the virtue of self-control, frugality, devotion, was effortlessness yet more than that the conditions is constrain him to act like that. He knew the force of the Turkish honorability. The king lived in the palace and Balban khan governed the empire.Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah - Wikipedia


Nasir ud din known as to be very pious and spent most of his time praying. He strictly followed monogamy, unlike his predecessors. Most of the state affairs handled by chief Balban, who is also his father-in-law. Mahmud also learned calligraphy and he wrote Quran and sold many copies of handwritten of it in the market to fulfill his personal expenses. It was surprising enough that the sultan has no servants for his personal works and his wife cooks food for themselves.

It is once stated that his wife prepared his meals. One day, her fingers burnt and she request the Sultan to keep a maid-servant. But the Sultan refused to do so. He said that he simply a trustee of the state and therefore, could not utilize public money for his personal convenience and use.


He died on 18 February in the year 1266AD, and the cause of his death is not known. His reign also ended at the time of his death. As he had no child of his own to take the throne, Ghayas ud din Balban, his father-in-law and also chief of the state, took the throne as he was a trusted person and knew how to run affairs of the state.

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