Muhammad Adil Shah

Muhammad Adil Shah

Adil Shah was a debauched brute who left the real power in his trusted Hindu Vazir Hemu. There was a struggle among all the Suri cousins such as Sikandar Shah and Ibrahim Shah. Now the Suri Empire was divided into four Suris, none of them was important.

Return of Humayun and Death

In 1555, Humayun descended from Kabul with some 15000 horses and routed Sikandar Suri in Punjab. He proceeded further and took easy possession of Delhi and Agra. His son Akbar was sent to pursue the fugitive Afghans. Humayun was now back in power. He had enjoyed the Throne of Delhi merely for 6 months that one day he slipped down the polished stairs of his palace and died at the age of 49. Humayun tumbled throughout his life and so easily tumbled out of it.

The last of Suris

The 12 year old son of Islam Shah Suri had been killed by Muhammad Adil Shah. Adil Shah as mentioned above was a debauched beast, who captured the throne of Delhi. But there was a revolt in Agra by one more Sur with the name Ibrahim. This Ibrahim defeated Adil Shah and became Emperor Ibrahim Shah Suri. But all of these surs were controlling separate territories, the broken slices of empire of Sher Shah as follows:

  1. Delhi and Agra were now under Ibrahim Shah Suri
  2. Agra to Bihar was under the defeated Adil Shah Suri.
  3. Another comrade Ahamad Khan Suri, who styled himself as Sikandar Shah Suri took Punjab (Sirhind)
  4. One more fellow Muhammad Khan Suri was now sovereign king of Bengal.

But this division of empire did not end the rivalry among these Afghan rookies. Men of Sikandar Shah were able to swipe Ibrahim Shah out of Delhi and took possession of Delhi & Agra. The able prime minister of Adil Shah named Hemu appeared in the scene, defeated the Lodis, advanced to Bengal and killed Muhammad Khan Suri.

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