KBC 14: Which of these rulers began a new dynasty after assassinating the last king of the ruling dynasty during a military parade?
Qutb ud-Din Aibak
Muhammad bin Tughlaq
Answer: Pushyamitra Shunga
The last Mauryan ruler Brihadratha was assassinated in 185 BC by his commander-in-chief Pushyamitra Shunga.
Pushyamitra Shunga set up a kingdom in the north.
Pushyamitra Shunga established his own Sunga dynasty.