Al-Sultan Ghazi Muhammad Bodu Thakurufaanu administered over the Maldives Islands from 1573 to 1585 AD. He was a chief, earthy person and a military strategist. He is considered as the national legend of the Maldives for driving out the Portuguese who led over the Maldives from 1558-1573 subsequent to slaughtering Sultan Ali VI in Male. His triumph is recognized in the Maldives as Qaumee Dhuvas or National Day. He was likewise the principal Maldivian ruler to frame the 'Lashkaru (a bound together military body).
Muhammad Thakurufaanu was the child of a khatib, Husain of Utheemu in Thiladhummathi Atoll & Amina Dio of Ihavandhoo. Muhammad Thakurufan learned hevikan (may allude to Military penetrate or Cadet preparing) in Bidadi in India.
Subsequent to murdering Sultan Ali VI, the Maldives was led by Andiri and his Portuguese intruders. Andiri Andirin was an official of the King Dom Manoel (Sultan Hassan IX) who was the main Maldivian and the main individual from its sovereignty to deny Islam and change over to Christianity, later upon his affidavit he took shelter in Goa, India.
After the intrusion, the Portuguese managed most merciless over the Maldives islands in a period which the Tharikh depicts as ''a period when grievous enormities were submitted by the attacking heathens, a period when the ocean developed red with Maldivian blood, a period when individuals were soaked in hopelessness.
To convey a conclusion to this, Muhammad Thakurufaanu, left the Maldives Islands with his siblings Ali and Hasan to Maliku off the shore of India in the Laccadive Archipelago. The three Utheemu siblings constructed the ship Kalhuoffummi. It is said that Muhammad Thakurufaanu got a great deal of assistance from the eminent Maroshi Raaveribe (hard stuff tapper) in his battle for national freedom. It was his business to retouch and keep up the sail of the Kalhuoffummi - the ship utilized as a part of the "fight" and supply water to the vessel each time it docked at Maroshi, which was an imperative port amid this battle. The sails of the ship were made on the island of Maroshi, Shaviyani Atoll. This island is memorable as it has the tree that developed from the Kaani Mundi (a crude wooden post) used to make the sail of Kalhuoffummi. It is likewise the biggest tree of its kind in the nation, and presumably the most seasoned too.
They, three siblings arrived on an alternate island consistently, battled the Portuguese and set sail into the sea before sunrise. They achieved the capital island Male on the night prior to the day settled by the Portuguese battalion of Andiri Andirin for the persuasive change of the occupants to Christianity, on the punishment of death for rebelliousness. The Utheemu siblings alongside different Maldivians who were resolved to pass on for their nation and confidence, slew the entire Portuguese battalion and picked up freedom for the nation from its intruders. Andiri Andirin was slaughtered by a black powder rifle shot of Muhammad Thakurufaanu himself.