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Sura Bhandeswar. The whole story is comprised in five books. Ghantaya Kavi did not compose any original work, but confined his talents to making translations from the Sanscrit, but the harmony of his verses was much admired by poets as well as people in general. This bard enjoyed the protection of several Rajahs, until his death which took place at his usual residence.


Was a native of the northern provinces, and was descended from a pure tribe: at an early age, he studied Telugu grammar, and in course of time, composed a work on the conduct of sovereigns, which treatise procured for him the patronage of the Telugu Rajahs. His reading in Sanscrit works was very extensive, and he translated from that language into the vernacular, the "Raja Nitiā€”or the duties of monarchs a poem in four books.


This poet was a native of the Telugu country, after he left school, he read over many Telugu