Khan Jahan Ali

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Bagerhat Sadar Upazila

BagerhatBagerhat Sadar
October 25, 1459, also known as Ulugh Khan and Khan-i-Azam, was an Muslim Sufi Saint and local ruler in Bagerhat (now in Bangladesh).
Khan Jahan Ali established a pargana named Khalifatabad here in 1429 AD, which covered Bagerhat, Khulna, Jessore, Satkhira and Barisal.

Mahmud Shah of Bengal

Nasiruddin Mahmud ShahMahmud ShahNasiruddin Mahmud Shah I
The official title Khan-i-Azam signifies that he was an officer of the Bengal Sultan Nasiruddin Mahmud Shah I (1437– 1459).
During his reign, Khan Jahan Ali conquered Khulna and Jessore.

Mosque City of Bagerhat

Historic Mosque City of BagerhatKhalifatabadBagerhat
He founded some townships, built mosques, madrasahs and sarais, roads, highways and bridges, excavated a large number of dighis in the districts of greater Jessore and Khulna, that comprises the Mosque city of Bagerhat.
The mosques were built during the governorship of Ulugh Khan Jahan, a Turkic military officer appointed as governor in the Sundarbans by Sultan Mahmud Shah of Bengal.

Khulna

Khulna CityKhulna ZoneKhulna, Bangladesh
He is said to have built a highway from Bagerhat to Chittagong, a 20 mi long road from Samantasena to Badhkhali, and a road running from Shuvabara to Daulatpur in Khulna.
A Muslim saint, Khan Jahan Ali, acquired a jagir (fiefdom) with a large portion of the Khulna Division from the king of Gauḍa during the 15th century.

Bagerhat District

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He is said to have built a highway from Bagerhat to Chittagong, a 20 mi long road from Samantasena to Badhkhali, and a road running from Shuvabara to Daulatpur in Khulna. A proposed airport in Mongla, Bagerhat is being named after him.

Sixty Dome Mosque

Shat Gombuj MasjidShait Gambuz MosqueShait Gumbuj Mosque
It is believed that he built the great Shait Gumbuj Mosque.
It was built during the Bengal Sultanate by Ulugh Khan Jahan, the governor of the Sundarbans.

Sufism

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October 25, 1459, also known as Ulugh Khan and Khan-i-Azam, was an Muslim Sufi Saint and local ruler in Bagerhat (now in Bangladesh).

Bangladesh

People's Republic of BangladeshBangladeshiBangla Desh
October 25, 1459, also known as Ulugh Khan and Khan-i-Azam, was an Muslim Sufi Saint and local ruler in Bagerhat (now in Bangladesh).

Uzbek language

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The word Ulugh before his name speaks of his Uzbek origin.

Bengal

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Khan Jahan, a noble under the Tughlaqs, seems to have come to Bengal just after the sack of Delhi (1398) by Timur.

Timur

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Khan Jahan, a noble under the Tughlaqs, seems to have come to Bengal just after the sack of Delhi (1398) by Timur.

Sundarbans

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He acquired the forest area of the Sundarbans asjagir (fief) from the sultan of Delhi and subsequently from the sultan of Bengal.

Narail District

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He ruled over an area called Khalifatabad stretching up to Naldi to the north of Narail.

Chittagong

ChattogramChittagong, BangladeshChittagong City
He is said to have built a highway from Bagerhat to Chittagong, a 20 mi long road from Samantasena to Badhkhali, and a road running from Shuvabara to Daulatpur in Khulna.

Dhu al-Hijjah

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Khan Jahan died on 25 October 1459 (27 Dhul Hijjah 863 AH).

Mongla Upazila

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A proposed airport in Mongla, Bagerhat is being named after him.

Khan Jahan Ali's Tank

Khan Jahan Ali's Tank is a lake-like tank in front of Khan Jahan Ali's tomb Complex in Bagerhat District, Bangladesh.

Bengal Sultanate

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The governor of the Sundarbans, Khan Jahan Ali, built the mint town of Khalifatabad.

Bengali Muslims

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Historic Sufi missionaries are regarded as saints, including Shah Jalal, Khan Jahan Ali, Shah Farhan, Shah Amanat, and Khwaja Enayetpuri.

Qasba Mosque

It is almost the exact replica of Nine Dome Mosque built by Khan Jahan Ali in Bagerhat and Masjidkur Mosque in Khulna.