Ahmad Shah I Wali

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Sultan Ahmed Shah Al Wali Bahamani
Tomb of Sultan Ahmed Shah Al Wali
Tomb of Empress

Ahmed Shah Al Wali Bahamani ruled the Kingdom of Bidar from 1422 to 1436 and was a great patron of arts and culture.[1] He brought artisans from Iran, including the metal-worker Abdulla-bin-Kaiser, who was the master of Bidriware, the inlaying of zinc alloy with silver and gold.[2]

Ahmed Shah's, and his empress's, tomb is located in Ashtur village, Bidar District,[1][3] and is the subject of an annual urs, or anniversary of death festival.[1][4]

The tomb of the Bahmani King Ahmed Shah Al Wali is a place of worship visited by Hindus and Muslims, and a centre of communal harmony.[citation needed]

Ahmed Shah fought battles against Vijayanagar[5] (1423), Warangal (1424–1425), Malwa (an ancient kingdom whose capital was situated in Ujjain) (1425–1435), and against Gujarat (1425–1435).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Staff (5 March 2007) "Symbol of communal harmony" The Hindu
  2. ^ Nathanael, M. P. (20 January 2002) "The Sunday Tribune: Spectrum: Travel: Bewitched by Bidar" The Tribune, Chandigarh, India
  3. ^ "Bidar:Tomb of Ahmad Shah Baihmani" Institute of Oriental Culture Japan
  4. ^ Desai, Rishikesh Bahadur (18 April 2005) "A centre for communal harmony comes alive" The Hindu
  5. ^ Sen, Sailendra (2013). A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Primus Books. pp. 106–108. ISBN 978-9-38060-734-4.