|Amin of Bengal|
|Monarch||Sher Shah Suri|
|Preceded by||Khidr Khan|
|Succeeded by||Muhammad Khan Sur|
|Relatives||Qazi Yaqub of Manikpur (son-in-law)|
The governor of Bengal, Khidr Khan, attempted to declare independence from the Sur Empire in 1541. However, his plan was unsuccessful and was dismissed from the office as governor by Emperor Sher Shah Suri. The Emperor then appointed Qazi Fazilat as the Amin of Bengal and superintendent of Rohtas Fort.
Fazilat (meaning virtue) was said to have been an easygoing and lighthearted man. Satirically, people would refer to him as Qazi Fazihat (meaning infamy) and that became a very popular nickname of his. This name has passed on as a humorous expression used in the Eastern Bengali dialects.
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