Q. Consider the following statements regarding Firoz Shah Tughlaq:
1.He had the unique distinction of being chosen as Sultan by the nobles.
2.He appointed Khan-i-Jahan Maqbal, a Telugu Brahmin convert, as Wazir.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation: Firoz Shah Tughlaq (c.1351–1388 CE): He had the unique distinction of being chosen as Sultan by the nobles. So, his policy aimed to appease the nobles, the army, and theologicians.

  • He appointed Khan-i-Jahan Maqbal, a Telugu Brahmin convert, as Wazir (prime minister).
  • The Wazir helped the Sultan in his administration and maintained the prestige of the Sultanate during this period.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT