After the decease of Ahmad Sháh, his son Mohammed ascended the throne, in the year of the Hijra 845, A.D. 1441; but hegiving himself up to pleasure and amusement, showed no solici­tude about the affairs of his government. Being very liberal and profuse in his presents, this Sultán was named by the people Zir-Bakhsh. In that very year, he led an army against the Rájá of Ídur,* who, having fled before him, lurked for some time among the hills; but, having soon after sent ambassadors to ask pardon for his faults, he was accordingly for­given, and gave his daughter in marriage to the Sultán. From thence he carried an army into the district of Bágar (Wágar); and, after plun­dering the country, returned to his capital. In that same year, the holy Shaikh Ahmad Khattú Ganj Bakhsh died.

The Sultán, after ordering a mausoleum and mosque to be erected in the neighbourhood of the Shaikh's tomb, marched against the fort of Chámpánír, in A. Hij. 854, A.D. 1450. When returning from this expedition, he fell sick at the town of Godhrah in the parganah of Sanaulí, and died afterwards at Ahmadábád, on the 20th

22d Feb.
A.D. 1451.

day of Muharram, A.Hij.855, A.D. 1451, when he was buried under the vault of his father's mausoleum.

The length of this Sultán's reign was nine years and some months, though sometimes said to be seven years and four months. The man­ner of his death is also differently related, as may be found in the history called the Mirát Sikandarí.