Biographical Sketches of Dekkan Poets/Purushottama

PURUSHOTTAMA.

This was a sovereign of the Kalinga country whose capital was Katack. He was by cast an Orissa Khatri, and studied Sanscrit from his infancy. Being desisrous of compiling some work for the use of private Sanscrit schools, he at the request of several celebrated Pundits; wrote a Dectionary intitled "Purushottama Neghantu," which was published in the eleventh century of Salivahana and this king died shortly afterwards.