KHUSRO KHAN (also spelled KHUSRAU KHAN or KHUSRU or KHUSRAW KHAN) was
a medieval Indian military leader, and ruler of
Delhi as SULTAN
NASIRUDDIN KHUSRAU SHAH for a short period of time.
The conquest of the
Deccan by the
Delhi Sultanate began in 1296 when
Alauddin Khilji raided and plundered Devagiri . Later in that year,
Alauddin subsequently murdered his uncle, the reigning sultan,
Jalaluddin , and took his place as head of the sultanate. Among
Alauddin's subsequent actions, in 1309 he forced the Kakatiya dynasty
Coastal Andhra to become subordinate to him.
Prataparudra II , the Kakatiya ruler, defied his masters in
Delhi by refusing to send the annual tribute expected of him.
Alauddin's son Mubarak Shah responded by sending Khusrau Khan, one of
his generals, to the Kakatiya capital at what is now
Warangal . Khan's
force bristled with technology previously unknown in the area,
including trebuchet -like machines, and Prataparudra had to submit
once more to the sultanate. The amount of his annual tribute was
changed, becoming 100 elephants and 12,000 horses.
Billon 2 gani of Nasir Ud Din Khusro Shah
After Alauddin's death in 1316, Khusrau Khan managed to kill
Alauddin's son and successor as sultan,
Qutb ud din Mubarak Shah
Qutb ud din Mubarak Shah ,
Khilji dynasty in 1320. Khusro then assumed the throne.
Khusro in turn was captured by the governor of
Dipalpur , Ghazi Malik
, after being defeated in the battle of Hauz e Alaai (Hauz Khas) and
beheaded in Sept. 1320.
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* ^ Eaton (2005) , pp. 18–19
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Primus Books. pp. 88–89. ISBN 978-9-38060-734-4 .
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