Biographical Sketches of Dekkan Poets/Abbanakavi

ABBANA KAVI.

Was born in the Telugu country, his reading was very extensive, for he had perused the works of a great many authors who had written, in the Sanscrit or vernacular language, he became himself a poet of talents far beyond mediocrity, he translated into Telugu the story of Pururava out of the Purans which treats of the birth of Pururava Chakravatri, sovereign of India of the lunar race, and of his reign and marriage, these subjects are comprised in three chapters.