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Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq Tomb Ghiyasud-din Tughlaq was the founder of the Tughlaq dynasty. From an ordinary person, he rose to the position of provincial governor of Dinapur under Mubarak Khalji. He repelled the Mongol invaders several times. He killed Khurso Khan, the usurper, and became the Sultan, He was a wise and generous ruler.

Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq (1320-1325 AD)
  • Khusrau Khan, the last king of the Khilji dynasty was killed by Ghazni Malik, and Ghazni Malik ascended the throne assuming the title Ghiyasuddin Tughlaq.
  • He died in an accident and his sone Jauna (Ulugh Khan) succeeded him under the title Mohammad-bin-Tughlaq.

Achievements of Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq
  • Reintroduced the food laws of Ala-ud-Din
  • Supressed the rebellions in the distant provinces with strong hand and resorted the peace and order
  • Organised better postal system
  • Encouraged agriculture

In 1323, he defeated the ruler of Warrangal and annexed his territory. A war of succession was going on in Bengal. Ghiyas-ud-din took an advantage of such a situtation and invaded Bengal. He suppressed the rebels and in this way Bengal also became a part of his empire.

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