Muhammad Shah was a weak and incompetent ruler and quite unable to cope with the forces of disorder and rebellion. Various governors became independent and powerful to be controlled by him. Multan became independent under the Langahs, and Bahlol Lodhi, the governor of Sirhind, extended his influence over eastern and central Punjab. The nobles also threw off the allegiance to the tottering empire of Delhi. The Sayyid ruler tried to placate Bahlol by styling him as his son and conferring on him the title of Khan-I Khanan, but the relations between the two were uncertain, as Bahlol aimed at the throne of Delhi. Muhammad Shah died in 1445 A.D. He was succeeded by his son Ala-ud-Din-Alam Shah.