Malik Ambar (1549-1626) was born in Ethiopia, and was sold into slavery. He lived in Yemen, Iraq and Arabia before arriving in India, where he was enslaved by Chengiz Khan (an Ethiopian and a former slave), the prime minister of the sultanate of Ahmednagar. Ambar became prime minister in 1600. He founded and designed the city of Khadki (Aurangabad), including its water system, several mosques and a church. He was reputed for his skills in guerrilla warfare and had an African army of 7,000.