Tughlaq Tamar Khan

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Anonymous issue from an unnamed (Lakhnauti) mint, struck under Tamar Khan Qiran, governor, AH 641-644 (AD 1243-1246)

Tughlaq Tamar Khan (Bengali: তুগরল তমর খান) was the governor of Oudh and Bengal during the reign of Sultan Aluddin Masud Shah.


The Province of Bengal, under the governorship of Tughral Tughan Khan, was invaded by Odia armies in the year 1241. After the Province was overrun, the Sultanate Governor of Oudh, Tughral Tamar Khan, was appointed to lead a relief army to Bengal to aid Tughan Khan however at Darbhanga on the border of Bengal and Bihar, the Tamar Khan attempted to depose Tughan Khan himself.[1]

Though unable to slay his rival, Tamar Khan was able to drive him from the Province and gain control of both the Sultanate armies of Bengal and Oudh by bribing the remaining generals. In 1246, Tamar Khan finally entered Bengal where, aided by a revolt of local Zamindars, he was able to take control of the old capital of Devkot. However his attempts to rebuild the Navy were defeated.[2]

At the Siege of Lakhnauti, formerly sacked by the Odia armies in 1242, Tamar Khan's forces was repelled. In 1247 Tamar Khan died of a fever upon which North Bengal was reconquered by the Odia general, Paramardi Dev. Tamar Khan's death would lead to the appointment of lkhtiyar-ud-Din Yuzbak as Governor of Bengal, which would lead to the rebellion of Tughan Khan in 1272 CE.

Preceded by Mamluk Delhi Sultanate Governor of Bengal
Succeeded by

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  1. ^ KingListsFarEast
  2. ^ "The Tabaqat I Nasiri of Aboo Omar Minhaj al Din Othman".