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Malik Ayāz
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Malik Ayāz-i Khāṣṣ-i Sulṭānī, Meliqueaz

Date of Birth: Unknown

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: Probably 1522

Place of Death: Junagadh


Malik Ayāz was a royal slave (ghulām-i khāṣṣ) in the Gujarat Sultanate (c. 1407-1573). He rose to be a semi-independent ruler of Diu, a port-city on the southern edge of the Kathiawar peninsula in Gujarat. There is no unanimity among scholars regarding his exa…

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Balachandran, Jyoti Gulati, “Malik Ayāz”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 1500 - 1900, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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