Jamsheed Quli Qutb Shah

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Jamsheed Quli Qutb Shah
Second Sultan of Qutb Shahi dynasty
2nd Sultan of the Qutb Shahi Sultanate of Golconda
PredecessorSultan Quli Qutb-ul-Mulk
SuccessorSubhan Quli Qutb Shah
Died(1550-01-22)22 January 1550
IssueSubhan Quli Qutb Shah
HouseQutb Shahi dynasty
FatherSultan Quli Qutb-ul-Mulk
ReligionShia Islam
The grave of the 2nd Sultan, Jamshed Quli Qutub Shah

Jamsheed Quli Qutb Shah (also transliterated in different ways) was the second ruler of the Sultanate of Golkonda under the Qutb Shahi dynasty. He ruled from 1543 to 1550.[1]

His father, Sultan Quli Qutb-ul-Mulk, had established the dynasty and had become the first Muslim to rule over the entire Telugu region. In 1543, Jamsheed Quli Qutb Shah assassinated his father,[2] blinded his older brother, the heir to the throne, and forced his other brother, Ibrahim Quli, to flee to Vijayanagar. Following his father's death, he did not proclaim himself sultan, but forced local chiefs to accept his suzerainty, while gaining some forts from the Baridis.[2]

Little is known of Jamsheed's reign, but he is remembered as having been cruel. He died in 1550 from cancer.[3]


  1. ^ Sen, Sailendra (2013). A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Primus Books. p. 118. ISBN 978-9-38060-734-4.
  2. ^ a b George Michell, Mark Zebrowski, Architecture and Art of the Deccan Sultanates, (Cambridge University Press, 1999), 17.
  3. ^ Masʻūd Ḥusain K̲h̲ān̲, Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah, Volume 216, (Sahitya Akademi, 1996), 2.
Preceded by Qutb Shahi dynasty
Succeeded by