Of the battle between Omer Khan* Ghicker and the imperial general Abu al Mualy. A. H. 962.—A. D. 1555.

Information having been brought to the king that Omar Khan Ghicker having collected a very large force at Fyruzpur, which is situated at the junction of the Beyah and Sutlege rivers, with an intention of joining the Afghan Emperor Sekunder, his Majesty called a council of his officers, in which it was determined to attack the Ghickers. In consequence of this resolution, a detachment under the command of Shah Abu al Mualy was sent against them. The contending parties met in the Pergunnah of Chuhy: the enemy were about twelve thousand in number, while the royal forces consisted only of eight hundred cavalry, and a very furious battle took place; the Afghan general charged with such impetuosity on Abu al Mualy, that he nearly fell from his horse, and would have been slain, were it not that a brave Moghul soldier having placed a small drum on his head instead of a helmet, called out the war cry Allah Akber (God is greatest), and rushed on Omer Khan with such violence as to unhorse him;* on seeing which the Afghans took to flight. This was his Majesty’s first victory since his re-entering Hindustan, and if the disproportion of the numbers is taken into account, it will be evident that we were indebted to the grace of God for our success.

When the letters announcing this victory were received, his Majesty answered them, with hearty thanks to the army, and a promise of promotion to all who had distinguished themselves on the occa­sion; he also ordered that all the Afghan prisoners should be collected, and sent to him; but a chief, named Ferhad Khan, having represented to his Majesty that he had promised not to detain any prisoners, he commanded that they should all be released.