Biographical Sketches of Dekkan Poets/Surana

SURANA.

This was also a Niyogi bramin of the Pengala family, he flourished during the reign o£ Krishna Royaloo, sovereign of Vejayanagar; He was well versed in Telugu grammar, and a perfect master of that language. In course of time he proceeded to the Court of Krishna Deva, who retained him in his service—Surana composed a work which he entitled Raghava-Pandayam, which is an abridgement of the Ramayana and the Mahabarat, the whole being comprised in six books—he ended his days at his usual residence.