Prelims 2023

Q89. Who among the following rulers of medieval Gujarat surrendered Diu to Portuguese?

a. Ahmad Shah
b. Mahmud Begarha
c. Bahadur Shah
d. Muhammad Shah

Question from UPSC Prelims 2023 GS Paper

Explanation : 

c. Bahadur Shah

Bahadur Shah

Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat, surrendered Diu to the Portuguese in 1535. This occurred after the Portuguese helped Bahadur Shah defeat a combined force of Ottoman Turks and Egyptian Mamluks, who were attempting to take control of Diu. In return for their assistance, Bahadur Shah granted the Portuguese permission to build a fort on Diu, effectively giving them control of the territory.

Siege of Diu (1538) – Wikipedia

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