Sultana Chand Bibi was an Indian ruler and warrior.
19 Facts About Chand Bibi
Chand Bibi is best known for defending Ahmednagar against the Mughal forces of Emperor Akbar in 1595.
Chand Bibi was the daughter of Hussain Nizam Shah I of Ahmednagar, India and the sister of Burhan Nizam Shah II, the Sultan of Ahmednagar.
Chand Bibi was versed in many languages, including Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Marathi and Kannada.
Chand Bibi played the sitar and painting flowers was her hobby.
Kamal Khan was disrespectful towards Chand Bibi, who felt that he had ambitions to usurp the throne.
Chand Bibi plotted an attack against Kamal Khan with help from another general, Haji Kishvar Khan.
Chand Bibi challenged Kishvar Khan, but he got her imprisoned at the Satara fort and tried to declare himself the king.
Chand Bibi was killed in exile by a relative of Mustafa Khan.
Abu-ul-Hassan, a Shi'a general appointed by Chand Bibi, called for the Maratha forces in Carnatic.
When order was restored in Bijapur kingdom, Chand Bibi returned to Ahmednagar.
Chand Bibi accepted the regency and proclaimed Bahadur Shah king of Ahmednagar.
Chand Bibi took the leadership in Ahmednagar and defended the Ahmednagar fort successfully.
Later, Shah Murad sent an envoy to Chand Bibi, offering to raise the siege in return for the cession of Berar.
Chand Bibi appealed to her nephews Ibrahim Adil Shah II of Bijapur and Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah of Golconda, asking them to unite against the Mughal forces.
Chand Bibi had appointed Muhammad Khan as the minister, but he proved treacherous.
Chand Bibi made overtures to the Khan-I-Khana, offering to surrender the whole Sultanate to the Mughals.
Hamid Khan, a nobleman, exaggerated and spread the false news that Chand Bibi was in treaty with the Mughals.
Chand Bibi was then killed by an enraged mob of her own troops.