A site of many historic battles Panipat is now a city of handlooms, hence it is also famous in the country by the name "City of Weavers". The three battles fought at the city were turning points in Indian history. The First Battle of Panipat (1526) was fought between the Mughal Babur and the Delhi Sultan Ibrahim Lodi, resulting in the end of the Lodi dynasty and the start of Mughal rule in India. The Second Battle of Panipat (1556), between the Mughal Akbar and Samrat Hem Chandra Vikramaditya, resulted in a Mughal victory and the Third Battle of Panipat (1761), between Ahmad Shah Abdali and the Marathas. Ahmad Shah won the war but at a very heavy price. The war led to a power vacuum which created the grounds for the British conquest of India.