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A grammarian and poet of the Telugu country, he was educated in his infancy in the Telugu languages, and soon became a proficient; he held some post in the royal house-hold at Andhra, and obtained the surname of Raja, on account of the respect paid to him by princes. He was a constant worshipper of the God Nrisimha of Malyadri, and during his leisure hours composed a Telugu grammar, and dedicated it to the above named deity; this work in after ages has been denominated Malyadri-Nrisimha-Chandasu: Linga Rajah, according to authentic accounts died in the prime of life.


A native of the Telugu country, his name which means a friend of the world, he obtained, because he had simplified the history of Harischundra, so has to make it intelligible to common capacities: he lived to a good old age, but did not compose any other work.