Rulers of Delhi



Sr. Year (From-To) Dynasty Monarch/ Head of State Governor/ Prime Minister Establishments/ Notes
  before 1500 BC       Khandavprastha
1500-800 BC Pandavas Yudhishtir & successors   Indraprastha
1. 736 754 Tomar Rajputs Anagpal Tomar (Bilandev Tomar/Anangpal I)   Made Dilli (Dhillika) his Capital
2. 754 773 Vasudev  
3. 773 794 Gangeya (Gangdev) Tuar  
4. 794 814 Prithvipal  
5. 814 834 Jagdev (Jaidev/Sehdev)(  
6. 834 849 Narpal (Indrajit/hirpal/karnpal)  
7. 849 875 Udaisangh (Udayrai)  
8. 875 897 Jaidas  
9. 897 919 Vachhal (Vrikshpal/Anekpal)  
10. 919 940 Pavak  
11. 940 961 Vihangpal  
12. 961 979 Tolpal (Tejpal)  
13. 979 1005 Sulakshanpal  
14. 1005 1021 Jaipal Tuar   Lost Mathura and Kannauj to Md. Gazni and paid tribute for not attacking Delhi
15. 1021 1051 Kanvarpal (Kumara)   Lost Hansi to Masud (Grandson of Gazni)
16. 1051 1081 Anagpal II (Anekpal/Anaypal)   built Lalkot, first walled city of Delhi. Iron Pillar bears his name
17. 1081 1105 Tejpal  
18. 1105 1151 Mahipal (Junhpal)   Mahipalpur
19. 1151 1180 Arkpal (Dakatpal/Mukundpal/Anangpal III)   Gave empire to his Grandson Rai Pithora (Prithvi Raj Chauhan) of Ajmer
20. 1180 1192 Chauhan Rajputs Prithvi Raj Chauhan   Qila Rai Pithora
21. 1192 1206 Ghorid Dynasty Muhammad Ghori  
22. 1206 1210 Mamluk/Slave Dynasty Qutub-ud-Din Aybak   Qutub Minar, Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque
23. 1210 1211 Aram Shah  
24. 1211 1236 Shams-ud-din Iltutmish  
25. 1236 1236 Rukn-ud-din Firuz  
26. 1236 1240 Raziyyat-ud-din Sultana (Razia Sultan)   [Only female to rule the Delhi throne]
27. 1240 1242 Muiz-ud-din Bahram  
28. 1242 1246 Ala-ud-din Masud  
29. 1246 1266 Naasir-ud-din Mahmud  
30. 1266 1286 Ghiyas-ud-din Balban  
31. 1286 1290 Muiz-ud-din Kaiqabad  
32. 1290 1290 Shams-ud-din-Kyomars  
33. 1290 1296 Khilji Dynasty Jalal-ud-din Firuz Khilji  
34. 1296 1296 Ruknuddin Ibrahim I  
35. 1296 1315 Ala-ud-din Khilji   Siri
36. 1315 1316 Shahabuddin Umar  
37. 1316 1320 Qutb-ud-din Mubarak Shah  
38. 1320 1321 Khusro Khan (Sultan Nasiruddin) [a hindu dalit who joined Khilji forces for revenge of Gujrat]
39. 1321 1325 Tughlaq Dynasty Ghiyas-ud-din-Tughluq Shah I   Tughluqabad
40. 1325 1351 Muhammad bin Tughluq   Jahanpanah
41. 1351 1388 Firuz Shah Tughluq   Feroz Shah Kotla
42. 1388 1389 Ghiyas-ud-Din Tughluq II  
43. 1389 1390 Abu Bakr  
44. 1390 1393 Nasiruddin Muhammad Shah III  
45. 1393 1393 Sikander Shah I  
46. 1393 1394 Mahmud Nasir-ud-Din  
47. 1394   Nusrat Shah  
48.   1398 Nasir-ud-Din Mahmud Shah  
  1398 1414 Period of Chaos. No Ruler, after Timur Lung ended Tughluq Dynasty in 1398 in a major attack over India
49. 1412 1412 Lodi Dynasty Daulat Khan Lodi  
50 1414 1421 Sayyid Dynasty Tarmashirin Khan (Taimur Lung) Khizr Khan Khizr under name of Taimur out of fear
51. 1421 1434 Mubarak Shah  
52. 1434 1445 Muhammad Shah  
53. 1445 1451 Alam Shah  
54. 1451 1489 Lodi Dynasty Bahlul Lodi  
55. 1489 1517 Sikandar Lodi  
56. 1517 1526 Ibrahim Lodi  
57. 1526 1530 Mughal/Timurid Dynasty Zaheeruddin Muhammad Babur  
58. 1530 1540 Nasiruddin Muhammad Humayun   Dinpanah
59. 1540 1545 Sur Dynasty Sher Shah Suri   Started Rupaiyya & Built Old Fort
60. 1545 1553 Islam Shah Suri  
61. 1553 1553 Firuz Shah Suri  
62. 1553 1555 Muhammad Adil Shah  
63. 1555 Ibrahim Shah Suri  
64. 1555 1555 Sikandar Shah Suri  
65. 1555 1556 Adil Shah Suri  
66. 1556 1556 Hindu Hemchandra Vikramaditya    
  1555 1556 Mughal/Timurid Dynasty Humayun (Ruled a part, parellel to Adil Shah Suri, before defeating him)
67. 1556 1605 Jalaluddin Muhammad Akbar Āsaf Khan
68. 1605 1627 Nooruddin Muhammad Jahangir  
69. 1627 1658 Shahabuddin Mohd. Shah Jahan   Shahjahanabad (Walled City-Old Delhi)
70. 1658 1707 Mohiuddin Muhammad Aurangzeb  
71. 1707 1712 Shah Alam Bahadur Shah I  
72. 1712 1713 Jahaandaar Shah I  
73. 1713 1719 Furrukhsiyar  
74. 1719 1719 Rafi Ul-Darjat  
75. 1719 1719 Rafi Ul-Daulah (Shah Jahan II)  
76. 1719 1720 Nekusiyar Muhammad  
77. 1720 1720 Muhammad Ibrahim  
78. 1720 1748 Muhammad Shah  
79. 1748 1754 Ahmad Shah Bahadur  
80. 1754 1759 Aziz-ud-din Alamgir II  
81. 1759 1760 Shah Jahan III  
82. 1759 1788 Shah Alam II  
83. 1788 1788 Jahan Shah IV  
84. 1788 1788 Akbar Shah II  
  1788 1806 Shah Alam II  
  1806 1837 Akbar Shah II  
85. 1837 1857 Bahadur Shah Zafar (Bahadur Shah II)  
  1856 1862 East India Company   Gov. Gen. Viscount Canning
  1862 1863   Viceroy James Bruce, The Earl of Elgin
  1863 1863   Sir Robert Napier (acting)
  1863 1864   Sir William Denison (acting)
  1864 1869   Sir John Lawrence, Bt
  1869 1872   Viceroy Bourke, The Earl of Mayo
  1872 1872   Sir John Strachey (acting)
  1872 1872   The Lord Napier (acting)
  1872 1876   The Lord Northbrook
  1876 1880 House of Hanover Queen Empress Victoria The Lord Lytton
  1880 1884 The Marquess of Ripon
  1884 1888 The Earl of Dufferin
  1888 1894 The Marquess of Lansdowne
  1894 1899 The Earl of Elgin
  1894 1901 The Lord Curzon of Kedleston
  1901 1905 House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha King-Emperor Edward VII
  1905 1910 The Earl of Minto
  1910 1916 House of Windsor King-Emperor George V The Lord Hardinge of Penshurst
  1916 1921 The Lord Chelmsford
  1921 1926 The Earl of Reading
  1926 1931 The Lord Irwin
  1931 1936 The Earl of Willingdon
  1936 1936 King-Emperor Edward VIII
  1936 1943 King-Emperor George VI The Marquess of Linlithgow
  1943 1947 The Viscount Wavell
  1947 1948 The Viscount Mountbatten of Burma
  1948 1950 C. Rajagopalachari
  1950 1962 Indian Independence - Republic Of India Formed Dr. Rajendra Prasad  
  1962 1967 Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan  
  1967 1969 Dr. Zakir Hussain  
  1969 1969 Varahagiri Venkata Giri (acting)  
  1969 1969 Muhammad Hidayatullah (acting)  
  1969 1974 Varahagiri Venkata Giri  
  1974 1977 Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed  
  1977 1977 Basappa Danappa Jatti (acting)  
  1977 1982 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy  
  1982 1987 Giani Zail Singh  
  1987 1992 Ramaswamy Venkataraman  
  1992 1997 Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma  
  1997 2002 Kocheril Raman Narayanan  
  2002 2007 Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam  
  2007 2012 Dr. Pratibha Patil  
  2012 Incumbent Pranab Mukherjee