Who was Sher Shah Suri ?

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Who was Sher Shah Suri ?


Who was Sher Shah Suri? Sher Shah Suri, also known as Sher Khan,  was the Emperor of India from 1539 to 1545. He established the Sur dynasty by dethroning Humayun, the Mughal emperor.

What was the original name of Sher Shah Suri? His original name was Farid Khan.

Why was Sher Shah Suri called the Lion King? Sher Shah Suri is known as Sher Khan or The Lion King because he one day killed a Sher or tiger single- handed.

In the following year, Humayun made a second attempt to subdue Sher Khan but was again defeated at the Battle of Kanauj (1540). Thereafter, Sher Khan assumed the title of ‘Sher Shah’ and became the Emperor of Delhi. Humayun was reduced to a homeless wanderer and eventually got asylum in Persia.

Did Humayun returned after Sher Shah’s death? After Sher Shah Suri’s death, Humayun came back to India and captured Lahore, from the Afghan rebel governor, Sikandar Suri, in the Battle of Sirhind (1555). Thereafter, he moved on to Delhi and Agra and re-established Mughal rule in India.

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