Nizam-Ud-Din Ahmad III

Nizam-Ud-Din Ahmad III or Nizam Shah Bahmani was the sultan of the Bahmani Sultanate from 1461 to 1463.

Nizam-Ud-Din Ahmad III]
PredecessorHumayun Zalim Shah
SuccessorMuhammad Shah III Lashkari
Died30 July 1463
FatherHumayun Zalim Shah
MotherMakhduma-e-Jahan Nargis Begum


Nizam Shah was the eldest son of Humayun Zalim Shah and ascended the throne on 4 September 1461 on the death of his father at the age of eight.[1] His father had appointed a council of regents to ensure the smooth running of the kingdom during his son's minority and so the real power was held by his advisor Mahmud Gawan and his wife Makhduma-e-Jahan Nargis Begum as regents. His reign, however, was short and Nizam Shah died on 30 July 1463 and was succeeded by his younger brother Muhammad Shah III Lashkari.[2]


  1. ^ Habib, Mohammad; Nizami, Khaliq Ahmad (1993). A Comprehensive History of India Volume 5, Part 2, The Delhi Sultanat, A.D. 1206-1526. New Delhi: People's Publishing House. p. 993.
  2. ^ Srivastava, A.L.; Allchin, Frank Raymond; et al. "Bahmanī consolidation of the Deccan". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Retrieved 4 April 2017.
Preceded by
Nizam-Ud-Din Ahmad III
Bahmani Shah
Succeeded by
Muhammad Shah III Lashkari