Biographical Sketches of Dekkan Poets/Mallana

MALLANA.

Was the Son of Bommana Pataraju. He was in his Infancy educated by his father, who taught him grammar and other branches of learning. While yet a youth, he composed the Rukmangada Charitra an epic poem in four books, to commemorate the marriage of king Rukmangada with the princess Sandhyavali.—According to tradition, this poet composed several other works, but none of them are now in existence.