Shihabuddin Omar

14th Sultan of the Delhi Sultanate and 3rd from the Khalji dynasty

Shibab-ud-din Omar Khan Khalji (1310?–1316) was the third Sultan of the Khilji dynasty. He is the 13th sultan of the Delhi Sultanate.[1]He was made the sultan at his younger age as a child. He became sultan with the help of Malik Kafur after the death of Alauddin Khilji. After the assassination of Kafur, his brother Qutb-ud-din Mubarak became Sultan.

As sultanEdit

Under Malik KafurEdit

Alauddin Khilji was the second ruler of the Khilji dynasty. He died on 3 January 1316.[2]Malik Kafur, the commander-in-chief of the army, placed the young Shibabuddin as the sultan. He made himself as the guardian (regent). Kafur executed all the other princes, who can be made as the sultan. Prince Mubarak Shah somehow cleverly escaped. In 35 days of Alaudin's death, Malik Kafur was killed by his (Alaudin Khilji's) bodyguards. In April 1316 Prince Mubarrak became the Sultan, leaving Shihabudeen.


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  2. "Sultanate of Delhi Coins and Rulers with brief history".