Ala ud din Masud

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Ala ud-Din Masud (fl. 1242–46) was the seventh sultan of the Mamluk dynasty (Slave dynasty).

He was the son of Rukn ud-Din Firuz (1236), grandson of Shah Turkan and the nephew of Raziya al-Din (1236–40). After his predecessor and uncle Muiz ud-Din Bahram was murdered by the army in 1242 after years of disorder, the chiefs chose for him to become the next ruler. However, he was more of a puppet for the chiefs and did not actually have much power or influence in the government. Instead, he became infamous for his fondness for entertainment and wine. Like his predecessor, he was considered "incompetent and worthless." By 1246, the chiefs became upset with his increasing hunger for more power in the government, and replaced him with his cousin Nasir ud din Mahmud (1246–66), grandson of Iltutmish through his son Nasiruddin Mahmud. The Mongols plundered Lahore in 1246.[1]


Gold, Silver and Billon coins are known for Ala al-Din Masud Shah. Gold coins and silver coins were issued from Lakhnauti and Dehli. Billon coins were struck from both Budayun and Dehli.

See also


  1. ^ Sen, Sailendra (2013). A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Primus Books. pp. 74–76. ISBN 978-9-38060-734-4.

External links

  • India Through the Ages
  • Delhi Sultanat Coin Gallery
Preceded by
Muiz ud din Bahram
Mamluk Dynasty
Succeeded by
Nasir ud din Mahmud
Preceded by
Muiz ud din Bahram
Sultan of Delhi
Succeeded by
Nasir ud din Mahmud
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