Sar-i Silahdar


Sar-i Silahdar
   The chief of the armor-bearers (silahdars) of the sultan. The silahdars were armed men who waited on the sultan when he gave public audience or rode through the streets. There were generally two sar-i silahdars, each guarding one of the flanks.

Historical dictionary of Medieval India. . 2011.


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