Biographical Sketches of Dekkan Poets/Andhra Kalidas


A Telugu poet and an inhabitant of a tract of of country bordering on the Krishna river. From his infancy he studied Telugu and Sanscrit and in due time became a poet of considerable merit. Andhra Kalidas travelled through various countries and translated the Sankara Vejaya into Telugu—this work is still in existence and very extensively circulated in the Telugu country.—As there was a poet of the name of Kalidas at the Court of Bhoja Raja, this poet added the word Andhra to his name and called himself Andhra Kalidas, as a distinctive appellation.