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Ibrahim Lodi

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Reign  1517–1526
Father  Sikandar Lodi
Buried  Tomb of Ibrahim Lodi
Grandparents  Bahlul Lodi
House  Lodi dynasty
Died  April 21, 1526, Panipat
Coronation date  1518
Burial  Panipat, Haryana
Role  Sultan of Delhi
Parents  Sikandar Lodi
Predecessor  Sikandar Lodi
Name  Ibrahim Lodi
Successor  Babur

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Similar People  Sikandar Lodi, Babur, Bahlul Lodi, Sher Shah Suri

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Ibrahim Lodi became the Sultan of Delhi in 1517 after the death of his father Sikandar Lodi. He was the last ruler of the Lodi dynasty, reigning for nine years between 1517 until being defeated and killed at the battle of Panipat by Babur's invading army in 1526, giving way to the emergence of the Mughal Empire in India.


A portrait of Ibrahim Lodi with a beard and wearing a Fez.

The life and death of ibrahim lodi


A portrait of Ibrahim Lodi with a beard and wearing a Fez.

Ibrahim was an ethnic Pashtun. He attained the throne upon the death of his father, Sikandar, but was not blessed with the same ruling capability. He faced a number of rebellions. The Mewar ruler Rana Sangram Singh extended his empire right up to western Uttar Pradesh and threatened to attack Agra. There was rebellion in the Eastern India as well. Ibrahim Lodi also displeased the nobility when he replaced old and senior commanders with younger ones who were loyal to him. His Afghan nobility eventually invited Babur to invade India.

A portrait of Ibrahim Lodi with a thick beard and wearing a golden crown and green and yellow royal garbs.

In 1526, the Mughal forces of Babur, the king of Kabulistan (Kabul, present Afghanistan), defeated Ibrahim's much larger army in the Battle of Panipat. Ibrahim was killed during the battle. It is estimated that Babur's forces numbered around 25,000–30,000 men and had between 20 and 24 pieces of field artillery. Ibrahim Lodi had around 30,000–40,000 men along with at least 100 elephants. After the end of Lodi dynasty, the era of Mughal rule commenced.


A portrait of Ibrahim Lodi with less facial hair and wearing a red turban along with red and blue royal garbs.

His tomb is often mistaken to be the Shisha Gumbad within Lodi Gardens, Delhi. Rather Ibrahim Lodi's Tomb is actually situated near the tehsil office in Panipat, close to the Dargah of Sufi saint Bu Ali Shah Qalandar. It is a simple rectangular structure on a high platform approached by a flight of steps. In 1866, the British relocated the tomb during construction of the Grand Trunk Road and renovated it with an inscription highlighting Ibrahim Lodi’s death in the Battle of Panipat.


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