- Later he became a member of the Mughal court of Babur.
- In 1539 by the battle of Chausa, Sherkhan defeated Humayun for the first time and assumed the name Shershah.
- Later in 1540 he completely defeated Humayun in the battle of Kanauj and founded the Sur dynasty.
- While directing the operations of his artillery at Kalanjar against the ruler of Bundelkhand Raja Kirat Singh, Shershah was seriously wounded by a sudden fire from his own artillery and died on May 22, 1545.
- Shershah constructed the Grand Trunk Road from Sohargaon to Attock (Calcutta to Amritsar)
- He introduced the National Highway concept for the first time in India.
- Now the Grand Trunk Road is known as Shershah Suri Marg. Its part from Delhi to Amritsar is known as National Highway -1.
- Grand Trunk Road is also known a ‘Long Walk’.
- He was the first ruler to introduce Silver Rupiya (one rupiya was equal to 64 dams) and gold coin Ashrafi.
- He built the Purana Qila in Delhi (its Construction was started by Humayun) and his own Mousoleum (Tomb) at Sasaram in Bihar.
- He also constructed the Khooni Darwaza (blood stained gate) the gate way of Firozshah Kotla in Delhi.
- Hindi poet Malik Muhammed Jayasi completed his Padmavat, during his reign.
- His Revenue system was excellent and hence Akbar’s administrative reforms were modelled after him. He is regarded as the forerunner of Akbar.
- Shershah was succeeded by his son Islam Shah. The last Sur ruler was Sikkandar Shah Sur. Who was defeated by Humayun in 1555 by the battle of Sirhindh.
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