Ibrahim Adil Shah II of Bijapur Sultanate

03 Jan 2019  Thu

Ibrahim Adil Shah II was the sixth ruler of Bijapur Sultanate and also a member of Adil Shahi dynasty; he is also known as ‘Jagadguru Badshah’ in Indian history. Ibrahim Adil Shah II ruled Bijapur Sultanate from 1580 CE to 1627 CE. During his reign, he had extended his frontier to the south till Mysore. As a king he was a very skillful administrator; be he was also a generous patron of art, artist and poet. He was also a great lover of music, and also used to play musical instruments; he also used to sing and composed praises of Hindu deities like Saraswati and Ganapati. Book he wrote Kitab-E-Navras (Book of Nine Rasas) has a collection of 59 poems and 17 couplets.

This Square Copper Heavy Falus which weighs around 15.35g was issued by him it was sold for INR 9,100 at Todywalla Auction which was held in Mumbai on 24th November 2018.

Image Courtesy: Todywalla Auction

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