Who killed Muhammad Ghori?

By Devyani Singh|Updated : July 14th, 2022

Muhammad Ghori was killed on 15th March 1205 near Indus. He was returning to Ghazni after his campaigns in India. He had handed all of his affairs in India over to the slave ruler Qutub-ud-din AIbek who laid the foundation of the Slave Dynasty and eventually the Delhi Sultanate in India. 

Popular folklore believes that it was Prithviraj Chauhan who killed him but there are no findings to support this claim. In reality, it was the Khokhar Jats or the Nizari Ismaili who ordered his assassination. 

How Muhammad Ghori Died and Who Killed Him?

Muhammad Ghori is accredited for laying the foundational stone for Islamic Rule in India as his conquests followed the establishment of the Delhi Sultanate under the slave ruler Qutub-ud-din Aibek, the founder of the Slave Dynasty. 

He was originally the ruler of the Ghurid Dynasty and was an ambitious ruler who dreamed of its expansion. He successfully defeated the Rajput confederacy led by Prithviraj Chauhan in the second battle of Tarain in 1192 and established Islamic rule in India. 

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FAQs about Who killed Muhammad Ghori?

  • Muhammad Ghori was assassinated near Indus on the 15th of March 1205 by either the Khokhar Jats or Nizari Ismaili out of personal vendetta. 

  • Muhammad Ghori was defeated in the First Battle of Tarain in 1191 by Prithviraj Chauhan. However, this victory was short-lived as Ghori defeated the Rajpur confederacy the next year. 

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