Gangu (ruler)

Gangu or Gangadhar Shastri Wabale was a Brahmin ruler of the DeccanAla-ud-din Hasan Bahman Shah, the founder of the Bahmani Sultanate, was a servant and general in his service.


Gangu was a Brahmin ruler of the Deccan.There is a popular legend regarding him narrated by the 17th century poet Ferishta, which says that Hasan Gangu (Ala-ud-Din Bahman Shah) was a servant of a brahmin ruler named Gangu (hence the name Hasan Gangu), who educated Hasan in Hinduism and made him a general in his army.[1][2][3] Historians have not found any corroboration for the legend.[4][5][6]