proved to be a powerful ruler and a great General. In 1467 he attacked the fort of
Junagadh and received the submission of Ra Mandlik, the ruler whose name is associated in
tradition with Narasimha Mehta, the great saint of Junagadh. But in the following year,
Mahmud heard that Mandlik continued to visit the shrine of Somanatha with a golden
umbrella and sent an army to Junagadh to humble the Ra's pride. Ra, however, readily
submitted and presented the obnoxious umbrella to the Sultan.5
Mandlik asserted his independence soon after. In 1469 Mahmud Begda marched on
Junagadh which, after a siege of two years, surrendered.
5 Bombay Gazetteer, Vol. XXII, p. 245.