Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni was a contemporary of ____________
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Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni was a contemporary of Rajendra I. During his campaigns in the subcontinent, he also attacked the temples of defeated kings and looted their wealth and idols. Sultan Mahmud was not a very important ruler at that time. But by destroying temples especially the one at Somnath he tried to win credit as a great hero of Islam.