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Malik Aḥmad Baḥrī
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, later styled Aḥmad Niẓām S̲h̲āh Baḥrī and regarded as the first independent ruler of the Niẓām S̲h̲āhī [q.v.] sultanate, was the son of Malik Ḥasan Niẓām al-Mulk Baḥrī, the converted Hindū who eventually became a wazīr of the Bahmanī sultanate after the murder of Maḥmūd Gāwān [q.v.] in 886/1481.

There is no reliable evidence concerning his date of birth or his early years, but he is known to have accompanied his father when the latter was appointed governor of Telingānā in 875/1471. Here his ability and promise were so conspicuous that Maḥmūd…

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Burton-Page, J., “Malik Aḥmad Baḥrī”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, Second Edition, Edited by: P. Bearman, Th. Bianquis, C.E. Bosworth, E. van Donzel, W.P. Heinrichs. Consulted online on 07 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_SIM_4865>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004161214, 1960-2007

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