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|Sultan of Delhi
Sultan of the Lodi Dynasty
|Reign||17 July 1489 – 21 November 1517|
|Coronation||17 July 1489|
|Born||17 July 1458|
|Died||21 November 1517|
|Buried||Lodi Gardens, Delhi|
Sikandar Lodi was the sultan of Delhi and second ruler of the Lodi dynasty after Bahlul Lodi. He was the most successful sultan of the Lodi dynasty of the Delhi Sultanate. Sikandar Lodi ruled the sultanate from 17 July 1489 to 21 November 1517.
Sikandar Lodi was born to the first sultan of the Lodi dynasty, Bahlul Lodi and Bibi Ambha, daughter of a Hindu goldsmith.After he became the ruler he proved that he is an ablest ruler. He encouraged trade across his territories but discriminated Hindus. He conquered Gwalior and Bihar regions.
Sikandar Lodi constructed the present day city of Agra.He wrote Persian poetry using the pen name Gulrukhi.Sikandar enlarged his territories that extended from the region of Punjab to Bengal and the territories between River Satluj and Bundelkhand region.
He died in 1517 November 21 and was buried in the Lodi Gardens.
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The top two storeys of the Qutub Minar were reconstructed in marble by Sikander Lodi
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