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Sikandar Shah II


Sikandar Shah II sultan of Bengal of the later Iliyas Shahi dynasty. He ascended the throne of Bengal in 886 AH/1481 AD. According to riyaz-us-salatin, he was a son of Sultan Shamsuddin Yusuf Shah.

Both Ghulam Husain and Nizamuddin Ahmad hold that Sikandar lacked mental equilibrium and hence he was deposed within a day or two after he had ascended the throne. On a close examination it appears that he lost the confidence of the nobles and this cost him the throne. He might have ruled Bengal for two months. No coins and inscriptions bearing the name of Sikandar Shah II have yet been found. His name is only mentioned in the chronicles of the later period. [ABM Shamsuddin Ahmed]