|Biographical detail : ||King of India.
Qutbuddin Aibak, who afterwards made Shamsuddin his son-in-law, bought him as a slave. After the death of Aibak Shamsuddin declared himself as a King in 1210.
Shamsuddin deposed Aram Shah, the son of Qutbuddin Aibak, defeated his rivals Nasiruddin Qabacha and Tajuddin Ilduz and reigned for 26 years.
The famous Qutb Minar was completed during his reign. Razia Sultan the first Queen of India was his daughter.