Firuz Shah Tughluq

Sultan of Delhi

After the death of Muhammad bin Tughlaq, the nobles selected Firuz Shah Tughlaq to take charge of the government affairs. He was the son of Rajab and the cousin of Muhammad bin Tughluq. He ascended the throne on March 23, 1351. He was most interested in the welfare of his people, rather than war affairs. He was mostly interested in architecture and constructed 40 mosques, 30 buildings for educational institutions, 100 hospitals, 100 public baths, 10 monumental pillars, 10 public wells, and 150 bridges. Hissar Firuza, Jaunpur and Firuzaba cities are built during his reign. He died of old age in 1388.

Updated on 7th June, 2005


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