GUJRAT SULTANATE

The names of those sultans for whom coins are known

1- Shams al-Din Muzaffar Shah-I AH 810 – 813 / AD 1407 – 1411

2-* Nasir al-Din Ahmad Shah-I AH 813 – 846 / AD 1411 – 1442

3-* Ghiyath al-Din Muhammad Shah-II AH 846 – 855 / AD 1442 – 1451

4-* Qutb al-Din Ahmad Shah-II AH 855 – 862/3 / AD 1451 – 1458

5-* Nasir al-Din Mahmud Shah-I AH 862/3 – 917 / AD 1458/9 – 1511

6-* Shams al-Din Muzaffar Shah-II AH 917 – 932 / AD 1511 – 1526

7- Nasir al-Din Sikandar Shah AH 932 / AD 1526

8-Nasir al-Din Mahmud Shah-II AH 932 / AD 1526

9-* Qutb al-Din Bahadur Shah 1st reign AH 932 – 941 / AD 1526 – 1535

10- Mughal occupation under Humayun AH 941 – 942 / AD 1535 – 1536

11- Qutb al-Din Bahadur 2nd reign AH 942 – 943 / AD 1536 – 1537

12- Muhammad Shah-III AH 943 – 944 / AD 1537

13-* Nasir al-Din Mahmud Shah-III AH 944 – 961 / AD 1537 – 1554

14- Ghiyath al-Din Ahmad Shah-III AH 961 – 968 / AD 1554 – 1561

15-* Shams al-Din Muzaffar -III 1st reign AH 968 – 980 / AD 1561 – 1573

16- Mughal conquest under Akbar AH 980 – 991 / AD 1573 – 1583

17- Shams al-Din Muzaffar -III 2nd reign AH 991 1583

18- Definitive Mughal conquest AH 991 / AD 1583

The kingdom of Gujrat was established in A.D 1396 (A.H 798) In A.D 1391; Muhammad bin Firuz Tughluq of Delhi had appointed a new governor of the province in the form of Zafar Khan. When the conflict between the two rival kings in Delhi, Mahmud bin Muhammad and Nusrat Shah, furnished the opportunity for Zafar Khan to declare his independent. In A.D 1403 (A.H 806) his son Tatar Khan urged his father to intervene in the affair of Delhi, but Zafar Khan declined. Than Tatar Khan gone against his father, imprisoned him and had himself proclaimed king with the title Nasir-ud-din Muhammad Shah and set off for Delhi. Zafar Khan any how managed to poison him. Than upon Zafar Khan was released and, in A.D1407 (A.H 801) ascended the throne as Shams-ud-din Muzffar Shah and issued the coins won his name.

Akbar sent Rahim Khan to remove the last king (Muzaffar Shah-III) of Gujrat, and restore Mughal authority, which he did. Muzaffar fled to Kutch where the local ruler handed him over to the Mughals. Rather than rain captive in Mughal hands, he committed suicide and in that way the sultanate of Gujarat came to an end.