|Consider the following statements about Mahmud Begara and mark the correct answer|
|1. He sacked Dwarka because of problems of sea piracy.|
|2. His biography was known as 'Raj Vinoda'.|
|3. After initially defeating the Portuguese in the battle of Chaul in 1508, he was later defeated by the Portuguese in the battle of Pius in 1509. Which of the statements given above is/are correct?|
A) 1 and 2
B) Only 3
C) 1 and 3
D) All of these
Correct Answer: C
Solution :[c] Sultan Abu'l Fath Nasir-ud-Din Mahmud Shah I, Mahmud Begarha, popularly known as Mahmud Begada (reigned May 25, 1458 -November 23, 1511) was the most prominent sultan of Gujarat. He was the great-grandson of Ahmad Shah I, the founder of the Muzaffarid dynasty, and of the city of Ahmedabad (Ahmed Aabad) in the present-day Gujarat. By his conquests, he expanded the territory of the Gujarat Sultanate to its maximum till its conquest of Malwa, and ruled for 43 years. He titled himself, Sultan al-Barr, Sultan al-Bahr, 'Sultan of the Land, Sultan of the Sea'.
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