Who among the following is said to have witnessed the reigns of eight Delhi Sultans?
Correct Answer : d ) Amir KhusrauExplanation :
Amir Khusrau was a Sufi singer, poet and scholar who has seen the reigns of eight Delhi sultans from Ghiyasuddin Balban (ninth sultan of Mamluk dynasty) to Muhammad bin Tughluq (second ruler of Tughluq dynasty). He is known as Tuti-e-Hind i.e. Parrot of India. He is also known as the Father of Urdu Literature.
Five dynasties ruled over the Delhi Sultanate:
- Mamluk dynasty (1206–1290)
- Khalji dynasty (1290–1320)
- Tughluq dynasty (1320–1414)
- Sayyid dynasty (1414–1451)
- Lodi dynasty (1451–1526)
Hence, option (d) is correct.