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Shah Beg Arghun

Shuja Beg Arghun
Shah
Sibi Fort, the stronghold of Shuja Beg Arghun before occupying Sindh
17th Sultan of Sindh
Reign21 December 1520 – 26 June 1524
PredecessorJam Feroz
(Samma dynasty)
SuccessorHusayn Beg Arghun
Born1465
Died26 June 1524
(aged 59)
Agham, Sindh Sultanate
(present day Agham Kot, Sindh, Pakistan)
Names
Shah Beg Khan Arghun
HouseArghun dynasty
FatherZunnun Beg Arghun
ReligionSunni Islam

Shah Shuja Beg Arghun (Sindhi: شاہ شجاع بیگ ارغون, c. 1465 – 1524) was the first Arghun ruler of Sindh as he overcome and defeated Jam Feroz, the last ruler of the Samma dynasty, in 1520. He served as the 17th Sultan of Sindh. His reign was short-lived as he died in the year 1524. His only surviving son, Husayn Beg Arghun succeeded him as the second and last Arghun ruler.

Arghun was the son of Zunnun Beg Arghun. He was the commander-in-chief and head of the nobles at the court of Sultan Husayn Bayqara,[1] the Amīr of Khurasan and Kandahar in 1488. Arghun was unable to resist Babur's invasion of Kabul and Kandahar and retreated towards Shal and Sibi.[2][3] He stayed in Sibi and remodelled the Sibi Fort before finally settling in Sindh.[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ Asimov, Muchammed Sajfiddinoviĉ; Bosworth, Clifford Edmund (July 31, 1992). History of Civilizations of Central Asia. Motilal Banarsidass Publ. ISBN 9788120814097 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ Dughlt, Mirza Muhammad Haidar (January 1, 2008). A History of the Moghuls of Central Asi: The Tarikh-i-Rashidi. Cosimo, Inc. ISBN 9781605201504 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "A gazetteer of the province of Sindh". G. Bell and Sons. July 31, 1874 – via Google Books.
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