Gunadhya

Hindu - A poet. A poem, written in Gunadhya's own blood, was rejected by the king, Satavahana, to whom it was addressed, so he tore it into small pieces and fed them one by one into the fire. All the game animals gathered round the fire and wept at the beauty of the poem. Meanwhile the king fell ill and was told to eat game to cure his illness - but there was no game to be found. The king hurriedly retracted his rejection and bought what was left of the poem. Sometimes identified as Gunadhya.

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