Brief History of Qutb Shahi Dynasty

Qutb Shahi Dynasty

The Qutb Shahi Dynasty of Golkonda Kingdom was one the Sultanates formed after the breakup of the Bahmani Kingdom.

Sultan Quli Qutb Shah (1518-1543)

In 1518, Sultan Quli Qutb Shah, the Governor of Golconda asserted his independence and became the founder of Qutb Shahi Dynasty of Golkonda.

Sultan Quli Qutb Shah supported Bidar in its quarrels with Bijapur. He died in 1543. He was murdered at the instance of his son Jamsheed.

Jamsheed Quli Qutb Shah (1543-1550)

Jamsheed who ruled for seven years only was engaged in a number of wars with Bijapur. He died in 1550 leaving the throne to his infant son, but the infant was deposed by his uncle Ibrahim who proclaimed himself the Sultan.

Ibrahim Quli Qutb Shah Wali (1550-1580)

Ibrahim married the daughter of Hussain Nizam Shah I of Ahmednagar, and took a leading part in forming an alliance of the Deccan Sultans against Vijaynagar Empire. This resulted in the rout of the Vijayanagar forces at the Battle of Talikota in 1565. It was during his reign that Warangal was permanently annexed to the kingdom of Golconda.

Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah (1580-1612)

Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah was the founder of the city of Hyderabad. In 1589 he built a new city about 10 miles away from Golconda. He named it Bhaganagar after his Hindu mistress Bhagamati. Subsequently Bhaganagar was renamed Hyderabad. The important land mark