Biographical Sketches of Dekkan Poets/Bala Saraswati


This poet was a bramin, and born in Rajamahendri, the capital of the Andhra Province. He was tutor to Nannya Bhatt, and a school-fellow of Sarangadhara, son of Raja Narendra. He was taught philosophy by a celebrated professor after whose death Bala Saraswati began to exhibit his genius. He made a commentary on the book on grammar, called "Andhra Sabda Chentamani which was composed by Nannaya Bhatt and this exposition was known to the learned by the appellation of Bala Saraswati. This poet wrote several other works, but they have not been preserved.