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died at the age of sixty in his native town. His descendants are still living—The work written by this Poet is in much esteem with the natives of the Dekkan.


This Sanscrit Poet was a native of Virupaksam near Anagondi, he flourished in the thirteenth century of Salivahana, and was employed at the Court of Hanchara Roya, as an expounder of Law texts.—He composed a work called "Gajendra-Vejaya" which is a detail of a victory obtained by an Elephant through the interposition of the God Vishnu—The book is written partly in prose and partly in verse— Sakalya Mala enjoyed a considerable degree of reputation; but as his attention was principally confined to his official duties—very little is known of the events of bis life, except that he died in his native country.