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Saifuddin Hamza Shah


Saifuddin Hamza Shah son and successor of Sultan ghiyasuddin azam shah, ruled Bengal for about two years (1410-12). After the murder of Ghiyasuddin Azam Shah the nobles and the generals of the army raised Saifuddin to the throne. He assumed the tittle of Sultan-us-Salatin and issued a number of coins from Firuzabad (Capital), satgaon and Muazzamabad (eastern Bengal).

Though sober and liberal in character, he was, nonetheless, a weak ruler. He exchanged envoys with Emperor Yung Lo of China. A civil war broke out between him and his kinsmen in which raja ganesha had a role. Ultimately Hamja Shah was killed by his slave Shihabuddin. [MA Taher]