Founder of Lodhi DynastyBahlul Khan Lodi was the Founder of Lodhi Dynasty
The Lodi dynasty had its origins in the Afghan Lodi tribe. Bahlul Khan Lodi started the Lodi dynasty and was the first Pashtun (Pathan), to rule the Delhi Sultanate. Bahlul Lodi began his reign by attacking the Muslim Jaunpur Sultanate to expand the influence of the Delhi Sultanate and was partially successful through a treaty. Thereafter, the region from Delhi to Varanasi (then at the border of Bengal province), was back under influence of Delhi Sultanate.