He was successful and was rewarded by being made the subedar of Telangana in 1495, with Golconda as his headquarters.
Subsequently, with the disintegration of the Bahmani Kingdom in the early 16th century, Sultan Quli assumed virtual independence. Thus he founded the Qutb Shahi dynasty that lasted from 1518 right upto 1687, when Aurangzebs armies swept the Deccan.
Qutb Shahi dynasty spanned 171 years in the history of South India. The eight kings of this royal lineage have left a firm impression of their strong personalities upon the land and its people.
The Qutb Shahi rulers were great builders and patrons of learning. They not only patronized the Persian culture but also the regional culture of the Deccan, symbolized by the Telugu language and the newly developed Deccani idiom.
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VIII and Last Ruler of Qutub Shahi Dynasty